On the eve of the first day of fall I can no longer deny summer's end. Sure the fading daylight, crisp evenings, football games, and plethora of pumpkins, mums, and apples in every store help to ease me into the fall season. But if that wasn't enough we had our own tradition to drive home the end of summer. This weekend our whole family split, chopped, stacked, and organized all the wood we will need for the coming cold.
Ben manned the wood splitter and helped Todd split the larger pieces of firewood into more burnable sizes. When all the large pieces were properly sized they made kindling.
Joey's job was supplying Todd with the wood to split and also loading up the wheel barrel full of wood that was just split and taking it to Tommy to neatly stack.
Tommy did a wonderful job of making a neat stack. After a while the pile was so high that Joey had to add to his job description to include stacking as well. Soon the pile was over both of their heads and I had to help out with the upper level.
Yes, summer may now officially be over, but there is so much to look forward to in fall. Pumpkin farms, apple pie, caramel apple candles, pumpkin spiced coffee, Halloween parties and trick or treating, changing leaves, fall decorations, and of course bonfires with the family.
Okay. I'm ready. I'm ready to fall for FALL.