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21 January 2005 @ 06:12 pm
 
There's a scene in 'On the Banks of Plum Creek' where Ma and Pa are away. Laura, Mary and Carrie (I don't recall if Grace was around yet - anyone?) realize a blizzard is coming. They recall a story wherein several pioneer children, having no firewood to hand, burned all of the furniture. When that was consumed, the fire died out and they froze to death. Laura and sisters have no wish to meet such an end. So, as the snow begins to fly, they move the entire woodpile into the house.

Laura Ingalls? You're an amateur!

Okay, it's not the ENTIRE woodpile, but it is pretty impressive. I also split a crazy amount of kindling. There is more kindling in the kindling box than you can shake a stick at. I know. I tried. And thanks to my woodchopping, I had plenty of sticks to choose from.

I also have fixings for veggie chili (which I've been meaning to make for days, now), white bean and veggie soup, chicken and dumplings and pot roast. There's stuff for salad. There are two loaves of whole grain Italian bread. I've a huge container of lentil soup in the freezer.

There are stacks of comic books to be reread. There's beer and wine and cuddly blankets.

If it doesn't snow, I'm going to be sad.

::note:: edited because I had the wrong 'Little House' title. d'oh! And might I say that ratesjul is the goods?
 
 
I feel: determineddetermined
 
 
 
Ratesjul: booksratesjul on January 21st, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
Grace was born in South Dakota, after Mary is blind, I believe, and they moved the firewood in "On the Banks of Plum Creek".
Kelladyjoust on January 21st, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
You know, I was waffling between those two titles. I don't have them to hand, and it has been about a million years since I read them.
Ratesjul: booksratesjul on January 21st, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
I did verify my comments before I posted them, though I was pretty sure I knew offhand ;) (I do have those two titles, rather the worse for wear)
Kelladyjoust on January 21st, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't mean to imply in any way that I doubt your accuracy! Not at all, ever, especially when it comes to books!

I'm just sad that my own memory is so Swiss-cheesed.
Ratesjul: booksratesjul on January 21st, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
I didn't mean to imply that I thought you were implying that! I only meant to note that I wasn't sure either, but I did have the books to hand to check on them!

*hugs*
Kelladyjoust on January 21st, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
::gigglesnort!:: and *squish*
Ratesjul: Warrior Bear Peter Panratesjul on January 21st, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
*hugglesquish*
(no subject) - trongersoll on January 21st, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on January 21st, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
My local forecast currently says 3-5 inches, which is about all I want to have to deal with.
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on January 21st, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
Just a cautionary note
Under normal circumstances you don't want your wood in or *right* next to your house - once it warms up if there are termites or other nasties in the wood they wake up too. It's better just to bring in a little at a time, and burn it soonish.
Goddessavhi on January 22nd, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)
HEE! You are too much.

I'll be sitting in the living room making jewelry and planning the next order of beads and material from a very, very a-evil place.

::sigh::

Makes me sad I don't have a fireplace or other nifty woodburning contraption.

I shall live vicariously through yours. :)