Words cannot describe how much Ella enjoys the cutting of trees. She seriously thinks we are cutting them just for her. She is very smart and stays back when the tree is being cut, but the second it hits the ground she goes running towards it barking in rapture because she has all of these new sticks to chew on. I can tell you it is very cute, until you try to pile branches and she drags them off to her shady spot in the yard.
At this point there is some serious progress and tons of firewood. Our friends, Rob and Heather, came with their children to take the firewood. It was hard work, but a lot of fun. After loading three truckloads, we were all beat. Luckily, someone had foresight enough to make homemade chocolate ice cream. We enjoyed a nice break on the porch eating ice cream and visiting. It was a great weekend.
It doesn't look very good right now, but if there is one thing I have learned in life it is that things usually are worse before they get better. (That kind of speaks towards my style of cleaning house:) I will keep you updated on this project.