Anyway, this year it was cold and drizzly and not the best for being outside hauling branches and playing with power equipment. So Sunday we instead took a trek to the local apple farm. While we were there, I saw this tree which I thought looked perfect for climbing, so of course I had to climb it. (Actually, there were a number of great climbing trees.)
After apple picking we headed back to the house for some baking. We made a double bathc of Apple Brown Betty (dad's idea of a good breakfast) as well as a birthday cake (celebrating Dad's, Andrew's, and Chris' birthdays). It was a butterscotch cake with a streusal filling. Chris and I had found the cake mix as well as a really fun bundt pan while we were killing some time in Williams Sonoma last week. Chris pointed out that he seems to always be buying, ordering, or making hsi own birthday cakes.
Monday after sleeping in nice and late, we did finally make it out for a little bit of chainsawing. we probably would have done more, but the drizzle turned into rain. So, we finished up the tree we were working on and headed inside. After a late lunch we all headed off in our own directions.