Winter Hike

Too rarely do we just go explore our land. Our curiosity subsided as we’ve gotten to know it. And I’m ashamed to report we’ve gotten used to our luck. It’s rare these days that we snap back to a mental state before any of this, which provides a point of reference for how lucky we are to live in the middle of all this. This has become normal and most posts on this blog are bound to become repeats with less of the enthusiasm of discovery. It doesn’t mean we enjoy it any less, it just means it has become normal. Today we tried to break this state of things a little, we went on an adventure, and it was awesome.

Some critter lives here

We went just over our land boundary to check the cemetery. I hadn’t seen it in 8 years, and it yielded plenty of conversations with Robin.

Wait, are there dead bodies under us?
– Yes.

Plenty of graves there, some of people born in the 1700s. Lots of super sad small graves.

Established at a time when this wasn’t a forest, now being taken over by it. It’s a very peaceful place.

Winter Storm

Always beautiful, never gets old.

The fort is looking mighty this year even if snow accumulations came and went, disrupting our attempts at sculpting a badass dragon.

I definitely get a ton of exercise after a storm, snowblowing is the fun part. Shoveling is a different story. Cars, decks, town ice rinks, friends’ roofs… It all adds up.

Keeping the panels clear for maximum electrons.

On the next hill over on the roof of friends, helping push the snow off. I like discovering roof top views, and I earn baked goods there after storms.

Immaculate playground made of malleable building material

I still need to add trims to the Sugarhouse’s siding.

Unrelated but I missed the Halloween window and she decided to wear it again.