Gene has kept the home fires burning this evening. We had a tree in our back yard cut down in November. The tree was an Osage orange according to the folks that cut it down. Even though it was not "cured" Gene has burned up the last pieces of it last night. Now we are burning the wood delivered last Friday.
It is in the twenties and mid thirties today. I had a meeting tonight so I was out in the chill. The aroma of simmering apple butter on the stove and a fire in the fireplace greeted me upon my return home. Yes, I do enjoy fires on cold days.