This picture speaks volumes to the lifestyle we are trying to lead and the traditions we hope to pass on.
During my childhood I spent time collecting wood and helping stack it for my family. This is my daughter working with her 2nd cousin (my nephews son), Rohan. Rohan is 3 and spends as much time as we can have him at our house. He came over the other day and saw I had let the fire burn out as it was warmer outside and I wanted to clean the stove. We also needed to restock the wood storage on the porch from the woodshed. The first thing he did after coming into the house was ask where the fire was. For all of his 3 little years he has become accustomed to the wood heat like the rest of us and it’s expected. I told him I was cleaning the stove and we needed wood.
The tween queen said she would load the 4 -wheeler and start bringing up the wood. She too has been doing this all of her childhood with us (helping her dad this fall stock the porch).
Rohan could not get his boots and coat back on fast enough!! He knew exactly what needed to be done as he has helped in the process since he was old enough to walk and hold a small piece of wood. So they set off to the woodshed
It was not long before they were back with the logs and kindling and Rohan was happily helping stock the porch.
The first load was finished
And after a few more loads a fire was started and the world was right again.
Someday he will share the stories of helping his cousins and great aunt and uncle at their farm!