I have never been able to decide which I prefer – sitting outside with my book in the summer or curling up with it by the fire in the winter. At the moment I can just about get away with doing both – it has been very warm today and lovely to sit outside but the evenings have been cool enough for a fire still.
Even though the evening fires may end soon I have the comfort of knowing that I am helping to build up our store of logs for next winter’s fires. Since I am obviously not at work at the moment I am spending my time helping my parents out with the work on our fields (which are at home so we can carry on without breaking any social isolation rules).
Specifically we have been doing a lot of work on the hedges – brambles have been pulled out and a few trees which had got out of hand have been felled. The log store – which had been getting rather empty – is starting to fill up once more. Of course, these logs won’t be burnable for a year or so but it is good to know that they will be there and ready when we want them.