Last night there was thunder in the distance, the occasional flash of lightening, and a few drops of rain. Today has been cloudy with a few more drops of rain. It remains pleasantly warm, 27C in the afternoon but the change in the weather is a reminder that autumn is coming, inevitably to be followed by winter.
Today, in preparation for winter, our firewood arrived. 1,000 Kg of it. All delivered in sacks, and cut to the right size to fit our soba (wood stove). Last year we got cheaper wood and had to cut up a lot of it because the pieces were too big. Chopping wood is way too much like hard work. There was still the work of emptying the sacks and getting all the wood stacked in the wood store. All done now, it took a few hours, but is work well worth doing.
Hopefully it will not get cold enough to be needed before December. Hopefully, unlike last winter, there will not be ice an inch thick on the roof terrace. But no matter what winter throws at us we will have fire.