There has been a real autumnal feel in the air this week, with lower temperatures and misty mornings, and frost forecast for later in the week.
Woodsmoke is drifting over from our neighbours who have lit their first fire of the season. At the moment we are relying on our trusty paraffin heaters for warmth but today we sawed up four bags of logs and are reckoning on firing up the Rayburn on Thursday morning. The downside to the Rayburn is that it only takes 25cm logs and all our logs get delivered cut to 50cm so each has to be cut in half. Our arms usually get used to the daily sawing after a few days, but they are aching a bit today after our first sawing session.
Another pointer that autumn is here and winters just around the corner is the fact that we have both put all our summer clothes away and brought all the winter clothes out, on with the thermal trousers, fleeces and thermal base layers!