…the prodigal returns

Back where we came from, reluctant returnees.

Winter musing


Once again today we find ourselves cutting firewood. This is one of our big, and continual, chores of winter, cutting wood for our big fireplace (our only form of heating).

It’s not particularly difficult, and we have loads of wood to cut, but it is one of the chores I’m glad to see the end of come springtime.

Other winter things that I don’t miss:

  • washing and drying clothes (we don’t have a dryer, so it’s difficult to dry clothes if we have a long spell of wet weather!)
  • keeping warm (see cutting wood)
  • clunking down the muddy track (it gets horribly rutted and muddy in the winter)
  • muddy dog paw prints
  • muddy people foot prints

It’s also getting towards the time I look forward to visitors again. Ours is the “entertaining house” in the summer because our views are magic, and it’s always slightly cooler than in the village. Summer is also the time our daughter visits. It never gets too hot for me!

But until then, it’s cutting firewood, wearing woolly jumpers and making soup. Baking bread. Cuddles on the couch. Ah, maybe winter isn’t so bad after all!

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

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