This site is an archive of For the latest information about Susy and her adventrures, visit the Cultivate Simple site.
Thank you for all your support over the years!

Almost Finished

April 28th, 2014

This year we’re a little late getting our firewood in.  Of course we’re trying to get ahead so we’re putting up a little more than we need.  We still have about a quarter of a winters worth leftover from this past winter and we’re hoping to at least get a half year extra done this spring.
firewood 1
firewood 2
firewood 3
Looks like we’ll be staying warm and frying our eggs over wood heat this coming winter.

Do you have any big yearly chores you’ve been working on?

3 Comments to “Almost Finished”
  1. Laura @ Raise Your Garden on April 28, 2014 at 6:40 am


    We are also gathering firewood. So cold here in Buffalo this past winter that we used most of our wood while hibernating for 3 months.

    Built two new wood stackers on the side yard. Bu-bye tomatoes! Used to plant there but no more. The deer and rabbits pounded those plants and we just wanted to cry when they got eaten.

    Tasty looking eggs. Just needs a little bacon wafting out your front door…

    Reply to Laura @ Raise Your Garden's comment

  2. Nebraska Dave on April 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Susy, every year here the Urban Ranch and Terra Nova Gardens has big projects. This year I’ll be working on finishing the fence at Terra Nova Gardens and developing a ground water spring to water the garden there. Mean while back at the Urban Ranch, the east side of the house really needs to be painted and the side yard cleaned up.

    I couldn’t help myself. I was at the Ace hardware store yesterday buying parts to fix the backyard swingset when carts of vegetable plants caught my eye. Yeah, I bought some. Four Big Beef tomatoes and four California Wonder green pepper plants. I planted them in my bucket experiment and put the lids on for one night while the storms raged. Next day the lids came off for them to soak up the warm sun. So far the rain gutter growing system is working awesomely well.

    Have a great Spring wood gathering day.

    Reply to Nebraska Dave's comment

  3. Sara on April 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Last week we turned the two compost piles and mulched for garden paths, two big spring chores off the list!

    Reply to Sara's comment


This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

Read previous post:
Quote of the Day: Augustus Jenkins Farmer

"On our farm, we select plants that fill multiple needs, and we mix together all kinds of growing, living thing....