Als ich wisse das Morgen der Erde enden wuerde, immernoch wurd ich mein Apfelbaum pflanzen.

Even if I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

"Factory work's easier on the back, and I don't mind it, understand, but a man becomes what he does. Got to watch that. That's why I keep at farmin' although the crops haven't ever throve. It's the doin' that's important." Madison Wheeler in Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Rained Out

Because of the boy's fall soccer game schedule, this was the only weekend open for fall camping. I love to go fall camping because we really spend time together as a family, and because it's very relaxing.

On Monday, when the boy and I bought camping groceries, the weather forecast still looked reasonable.  By Thursday, when we would have packed, the forecast had turned to dire predictions of up to 10 inches of rain.  Although it turned out to be much less of an event than anticipated, the weather here on the East Coast did not cooperate - first a Nor'easter and then fall out from a hurricane.  It's been a bit soggy.

So, we altered our plans and said we'd have a Camp In.  The theory was that we would do no work, stay off of electronics, and spend lots of quality time together as a family.  We'd also still cook on the fire (only we'd have to use the wood stove).  

We did a good job of sticking to the alternate plan on Friday, and even Saturday morning.  But, by Saturday evening the girl had been invited to a friend's house for a sleep over, and since Sunday's soccer game was cancelled, the boy and the Woodsman decided to go on an all day Sunday football adventure.  The girl had homework to do, and I had grading to do - both of which meant the computer was needed.  Because the girl was gone, the boy wanted time to play Mine Craft.

Well, at least we still ate like we were camping, and it certainly was a relaxing weekend.  Maybe we'll go in the spring....


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