Since deer season ended four weeks ago, Elaine and I have spent our weekends at home, except for the one at the annual Richmond fishing show. After hunting or scouting every weekend from mid August through early January, I have really enjoyed a leisurely pace.
Today, I worked on a story for two hours, walked three miles, and cleaned the hen house before lunch. Then after lunch, I cut wood and did Timber Stand Improvement behind the house for several hours. It is a real joy puttering behind the house, doing nothing of great consequence, but still gaining great satisfaction by building up our supply of firewood and freeing up some hardwoods so that they produce more mast.
After dinner and after a very disappointing North Carolina basketball loss, Elaine and I played Scrabble and listened to Prairie Home Companion. Elaine soundly defeated me in Scrabble, winning by over 100 points. I conceded defeat when there were still some 20 tiles left.
Not an epic day, but a relaxing one.