Michael and Angie Helping Gathering Firewood
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On the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend our son Michael and daughter-in-law Angie dropped in on a surprise visit. And what a surprise it was! They came to help to get some firewood out of the Taite Creek area. While my foot had healed quite well over the past eight weeks, our family doctor insisted that I should not yet go into the woods picking mushrooms or cutting firewood. So the following photo essay will express our joy and appreciation for what Michael and Angie have done for us.
After Michael’s truck is loaded with logs from a large pine tree, Michael cuts down a larch for my small trailer.
Still having to be careful with my right foot, I cut the fallen tree into small pieces, while Michael carries them to the trailer.
Because there is still room for more logs on the trailer, Michael cuts down another pine tree.
Since the fallen pine tree is blocking the road, Michael cuts the middle section out of the tree.
He expertly accomplishes this task by two undercuts and then proudly presents himself with the chainsaw for the photo above.
Then it is my turn to cut the large section into logs that Michael then carries to the trailer.
Standing behind our trailer, I am looking thankfully at the load of pine and larch firewood.
With a truck full of precious firewood, we are thankful and all smiles. Even Piper, the miniature Australian shepherd, appears to make a happy face.
In the meantime Biene and Angie had been scouring the woods for those elusive pine mushrooms and are showing off their loot.
Now it is time to bring home the treasure to keep us warm this coming winter season.
While I am taking pictures, Michael and Angie are unloading the truck. What a joy in a father’s heart!
After all this hard work, we all sat down for an early Thanksgiving dinner that Biene had so lovingly prepared before our outing into the woods.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
2 thoughts on “Adding Meaning to Thanksgiving”
Happy Thanks Giving to you all– You two raised your Boys up with Gods Grace and lots of Love, no wonder they turned out all such Great young men.
Beautiful job on the fire wood for the winter. and beautiful pictures of all of you –looking all great.
I was going to say the same thing. You obviously raised your children in a loving home. You must be proud to have such a caring family.
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