I'm a firm believer in chores. Helping out the family (without eyerolls and shoulder slumps) is a skill that can take years to master, so today was wood stacking day. We've had a few trees come down lately and many hands make light work, right? Actually, sometimes the chores take a bit longer with "help", but I am determined not to let that stand in my way. As always, there were a few neat things to see along the way: a log covered in ants, a lichen holding tight to a tree, and a creepy crawly centipede. The kids took turns loading the wheelbarrow. For my oldest, it's a lesson about using our resources (we rely on wood for a fair amount of our heat in the winter) and for the younger ones, it's a chance to show Mom and Dad what big muscles they have.