Every fall we head up to the mountains of central Utah to cut firewood. We usually start in early September so I get to watch the leaves change from green to yellow to red as the season progresses.
We get to enjoy the clean fresh air, the smell of the pine trees and the beauty of God's creations. The Utah mountains are among the most spectacular and beautiful places on earth.
I love to hear the sound of the chain saws as they cut through dead logs and smell the sawdust that lay in piles all around. Its a lot of work, but its also something I look forward to every year. Not only do I love the whole process of cutting fire wood, but I love the security that I feel when the wood shed is full.
I love knowing that we will be warm in the winter, that there will be a cozy fire to curl up next to on the long cold winter nights. I can watch the flames dance and hear the burning wood sizzle and pop.
That in the evenings I can curl up with a cup of hot chocolate
and my favorite book, and be perfectly content.