If there’s one thing we love at our house in the winter, it’s a nice warm fire in the fireplace. Last week, we ordered 1/2 cord of wood from our local landscape company and had them drop it on a tarp on our front lawn. It was a convenient spot so we could then transport it by wheelbarrow to the bulkhead and organize it into two stacks – one in the basement, and one on the side porch.
I recruited the little professor to lend a hand and I have to say, he really pulled his weight – probably more than his weight actually! As I was running wheelbarrows full of wood to the bulkhead, he would take logs down 2 at a time and then Mummy would organize them into a nice stack in the basement. Once we decided we had enough downstairs, we moved on to the side porch. He was a huge help in running logs up and down the stairs and even handled the wheelbarrow some of the time.
After a couple of hours of hard work, we were finally finished and we got the little guy into the house. Then he had a hot shower, a warm cup of cocoa and was finally relaxing in front of the fire – enjoying the rewards of his hard work.
It’s nice to know I now have a helper that can help me with these projects around the house!