We were greeted this morning by bitter cold temperatures and sunny skies here at Cedar Knoll Farm - the perfect weather for cutting down trees and splitting wood. Terry, friend Joe and his wife Tina, their son and a few neighbors all gathered around to drop some of the biggest trees on the property (five in all), then split it and put it in a pile. We will stack it at some point to season it for next winter's fuel.
Later we had friends Patty and Dale stop by to share a bountiful roast chicken dinner with us. Good laughs, fun chat, excellent wine and a terrific pie baked by Patty left us feeling satisfied with the day.
What a blessing it is to have such good friends, good food, and the ability to warm ourselves by a good fire, when the temperature drops into the single digits!