This is what we have been doing. Loading pictures is less work than typing :)
|Mickey, Jim and Art blowing leaves on our loop. After the winter months and thousands of trees, there are a few leaves piled up that have to moved. Away from bathrooms, drains in the ditches, campsites, roads, etc.|
Leaves, sticks, leaves, sticks,.....hmmm wonder which there is more of in a forest?
|Looks like a big gust of wind just blew through. No wait that is Art's blower. :)|
Cooper and Effie, were riding along in the Cradle truck with me. I move the truck along with the gas for the blowers. And I go for anything they may need, like water, bathroom break, food, etc.
|Cooper is almost asleep. They have had their schedules turned upside down too and fall asleep pretty fast. Right now they are both fast asleep. :))) Art is too!|
|Sure is easier than doing it by hand.|
The Forest Service has cut down many trees this past winter. Either they were damaged or diseased. And so we can cut up all the firewood we want.
|Sections of logs waiting to go through the splitter. The rings are neat aren't they?|
|Aren't these nice size pieces? Will make a great fire one evening.|
This is a site that is down the road from us. I just love it. Probably one of my favorite sites in the park. It is #187 on Pine.
We are eating supper, which I could barely chew...:) and this Red Headed Woodpecker kept flying around landing on trees outside our window. Beautiful bird, and there are many of them in here. So....I had to take his picture.
|Isn't he cute?? He is looking at me, "take my picture."|
|Ahhh, look how she is peeking around the tree. No hiding the camera is on you! I am snapping away.|
|Oh here she comes!!! I am squealing now. As you can tell it doesn't take much to get me excited.|
|Isn't she a beauty? Seeing them in the wild is just a privilege.|
I would say this has been a good day. The campground floor is cleaner, we have some very nice firewood, (thank you Jim) and I know I won't have ANY problems sleeping tonight. I think I could even sleep on a rock slab, but hey I won't have to, we have our great memory foam. Now if I don't blog for a day or two, you now know why. We are pooped and resting.
From Hardin Ridge, we send best wishes and take care everyone!