Yes, winter is definitely coming. I have been slightly panicking for the last few months as I have watched our neighbours beautiful wood piles grow all around their properties. We have been so busy with end-of-season guests that we have not had time to concentrate on cutting, chopping and stacking our own wood. Actually the weather has been so beautiful it was difficult to imagine it would ever end.
It did of course and the weekend just gone was properly cold. This focussed our minds, and we spent several enjoyable days last week chain-sawing sweet chestnut coppice. Although this was still standing, it was dead and bone dry and it was simply a question of felling it, splitting it in situ in the woods and then hauling it down to the house using the ride-on mower and trailer. I had my son staying with us last week and he joined in with great enthusiasm.
Stay warm everyone.