February 7, 2010
The last post in this series of pictures from our trip to the farm in West Virginia last weekend.
I should have included this picture of Benton in the post dedicated to him from the trip…but I missed it. It’s become something of a tradition that he and I will hike down to the river and make a small fire on the gravel bar down there. In this case, between the snow, the sub-20-degree weather, and the damp wood, we actually ruined a lighter trying to get the fire started. That necessitated a trip all the way back up to the farmhouse, where we snagged a book of matches. On the way back down, we found some perfect grass-like kindling…and proceeded to light the fire with a single paper match!
Molly wasn’t bothered by the cold at all — happily sniffing around in the snow and wading in icy water.