This is the warmest winter I can ever remember. I guess those of you in the cold places must think I am nuts! I should be loving this weather! We are warm from April to November. By then, we are ready for some cold and rain. But getting it, is another story. We have been in the 80's for a couple of weeks. So, we have been spending a lot of time outside.
Last weekend, Greg rented a gas wood splitter.
He got quite a bit of wood cut and stacked for our winter fires.
It is time to start picking the oranges. All of the trees are loaded with fruit! This gigantic orange stands out next to this normal sized one.
It looks like a pumpkin! I cut it, and it is all flesh! So sweet and juicy. The chickens are beginning to lay again after their molt. I use that old slide as my water station for them. It has two steps, so I can keep my cleaning brushes and things on it, and set the water feeders on the top to clean and refill them. It saves my back.
This is the swing where I love to sit and crochet. The seat cushions are covered up with old beach towels to keep them clean, so it doesn't look very inviting in this picture. But I still love this spot. Even if I am just walking through here. I love the way the oranges take command of this photo. And I also liked that the light shining through the red door windows makes it look like a light is on in the coop.
Noah has been playing basketball out on the sport court a lot lately. He has gotten pretty good too. I love to watch his determination.
That tongue comes out when he is concentrating!!! Ready to take his shot.
I think we have a basketball player here!!
It's really nice to see the court getting used lately. We built it when Drew was about 12. He played basketball non stop!
I love being out here so much. I stroll up and down each row.....
Taking notice of which trees need to be trimmed and topped this year. I pull off the split fruit, and take note of where the volunteer trees are coming up that need to be removed.
I do love that we can be outdoors year around here. But I also wish we would get some nice cold winter weather to cozy up inside with a hot tea and warm quilt, to sit beside a roaring fire. That is one of the things we love so much about Big Bear. There are 4 seasons. And we enjoy each one of them.
Thanks for taking a little walk in the grove with me.
See you soon. XO Kris