Lovely December day here in Southern Iowa - highs in the upper twenties, lows in the low teens to single digits, plus a blustery wind of 15-25 mph this weekend with gusts much stiffer. We are warm and toasty in our little house with our wood heat. While doing chores and moving wood this afternoon the wife checked the propane tank - it sits at 70% full after being filled to 75% in September (500 gal tank), and the furnace hasn't kicked on yet this season. After a tragedy hit our small town this last week, it is nice to stand back and realize how GOOD we have it - recession and all. Just a few pics of my little helper and I moving wood for the next few days and one with him in my kevlar steel toed chainsaw boots. Enjoy.