…..dreaming about Spring flowers soon to blossom.
This evening as I walked our pet in the neighborhood, I came across back yards with firewood piles, talk about being prepared for colder months I thought as I walked past them……
….and here I was contemplating whether to step out coz the temperature’s were still in the 30’s. Then I see these neatly stacked firewood piles, somebody must have been cutting all that wood, while some of us were curled up to our toes in cozy socks !
Being born & raised in a different country, I had no idea about this early Spring custom here. A quick google search , led me to an informative post, from HGTV about this practice in early Spring, …..
“While it may feel strange to prepare for next winter when temperatures are just starting to rise, early spring is the ideal time to stock the woodshed for fall weather that will arrive all too soon.
Now I understand why this need to chop wood and store it away for Winter is part of being prepared for the seasons here.All I can think of is that, I am awed with the fact that somebody was out there was chopping wood in really cold weather. My thoughts ran down memory lane , sunlight was taken for granted in the country I grew up in, I had never seen the four seasons till I came here ,to this land. It was not unusual, that the childhood memory I have of collecting firewood or rather twigs from branches was during my annual visit to my grand mom’s. We kids would just run into the farm pick up any dry twig and come running back to the home where the hot water bath was prepared in a huge copper vessel for the entire family which included all the cousins who were visiting grand mom for the holidays too. I remember sitting by the outdoorsy fire place early in the morning, brushing our teeth amidst cousins, giggling and chatting, while my grand mom patiently loaded the fireplace for the warm water to run our bath. Something about the firewood brought back happy memories, wonder whose grandkids are coming home during the colder months to this home in my neighborhood.