View from the back door:
Which has given us an excuse to fire up our new pellet stove! Here our 7 yr old demonstrates its hiney-warming capabilities. I will feel more secure this winter knowing that when we have power outages, we have the option of hooking the stove up to the generator for heat. Last year we relied on our electric heating system only. The electric heat was expensive and relied on the grid at all times, plus mice loved to use the heating vents as doorways into our home. Yuck! Since we no longer need them, I've duct taped all the vents shut. Take that, pests! I've been at war with those little fuzzy nasties since the moment we purchased our home last year. Poison, spring traps, duct tape, spray foam and glue traps! It's The Great Mouse Battle, roar!
And now back to my canned food organizing adventure. :)