Woke up the other day to a beautiful sunrise-- perfect weather for getting a few logs from up the hill for the winter fires. We have a bit of land above us, full of dead-fall as well as dead-standing trees that we selectively cut for firewood. This year, as with last year, we discussed just buying a few cord of birch for the winter, but we've let that idea sort of drift on by again... it seems that we look forward to climbing up the slope, cutting and limbing a few trees, lugging the logs down to be bucked and split and stacked for the colder weather. And when the weather is like this, how can you beat a day in the woods?!