Our oldest son's birthday was this week, and the family came out to spend the weekend with us. We always love having them here, and this time we got to have the birthday cake and watch the winter wood arrive. It's a little hard to imagine, when we're having such hot and humid weather, that in no time at all we'll be talking about -20 degree F. mornings!
The three dogs began barking, and we all rushed outdoors to watch the big truck pull up the driveway, hauling three years' worth of wintertime heat for our house. We have logs from our woods too, but it never hurts to be a little ahead of the game.
Look at that monster truck and two huge trailers of logs
The grapple operator, arranging the wood in two large stacks
Watching from a safe distance
Must stay ON the blanket, ON the grassy knoll
Another 'mint julep'
Mint sugar water and sprig of mint
This is the kid who asked me, 'Gwamma, can I come wiff you?'
'Sure. Let's go get the cushions for the swing.'
Walking beside me, 'I just like to be wiff you, Gwamma. It's the favorite thing of my whole life. It makes me happy.'
And can't you just imagine how that made Gwamma feel! :-D
Two of the granddaughters were here too, but they managed to escape the camera! Anyway, we made plans for the months ahead, when each granddaughter will come out to spend a week with me and work on sewing, canning, and baking projects. I am looking forward to that!
The birthday cake,
Recipe coming tomorrow!
'Fresh Melon Sorbet'