I've been hearing that a lot the last couple of days. "What do you want to do with this?"
"Just burn it."
We had a nice big fire burning in the middle of our property and cleaned up a lot of brush, twigs and old logs that were lying around. I went to town cleaning up 20 years of dried up leaves twisted with dead branches from the maples that were making walking around rather difficult. Now where I have my feeders it is nice and tidy.
The weather has been beautiful and 'ol Kane has been getting lots of exercise sniffing out his new yard.
We had a visit from my mother's sister, Aunt Frances and my cousin, Art, on Sunday. We sat around on the bench under the maple tree and she told me so many stories of growing up on this land. Frances is 94 now and the last of the family that have memories of the farm. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed her visit; her stories and her quick wit. I just love her; she's such a dear lady. She was not only my mother's sister, she was her best friend. She raised eight children and now they are all sharing time with her and making sure she has a comfortable and happy life.
My favorite words of the day, "I know your mom is so happy that you're here. And your grandmother is smiling down on you, dear." I hope she knows how much that means to me.
Audrey showed off her basket; making sure everyone could see that she laid claim and conquered. :)
It was a busy weekend and a very productive one. There are still days ahead of cleaning up around here but we'll get it done with a few breaks in-between.
Hope you had a great weekend, too.