They are surprisingly difficult to catch but it is fun to try. E especially loves it right now and W used to adore it too. And me? I'm always happy to play this game, will never outgrow it and don't mind at all that other passersby think we are nutters. (and believe me...trying to catch these will have you looking like a nutter!! See below.)
Time with friends. An end of harvest celebratory tomato pie (with plans for next year to make personal sized ones with lots of variations). A last of the season bike ride (in costume) which the mountain bike club calls the Death Ride...now is that a name to set a mama's mind at ease?
And...as ever lately...wood chopping. Yesterday I decided to chop a Whole Lot of kindling. I filled three of these big plastic garbage bins. S got these free from the dump when the city changed over to the new waste pick up system and they have come in handy for all sorts of things. Sadly our hatchet seems to be MIA so I had to use this ax. I ended up with a huge popped blister but after putting some nettle (bits left over from my infusion) and a few fresh smushed yarrow leaves on it seems to be healing exceptionally quickly.
So now we have a huge supply of kindling and it is protected from the rain and snow. Very handy, even if not very attractive, storage solution.