I l earned a lot of pricey lessons from our parents, both wonderful plus bad.
- For one thing, they taught myself and others the value of taxing work.
My dad had myself and others outside helping him haul firewood for a few hours before I was sent inside to help our mother clean plus cook breakfast for the entire family. My siblings plus I were all told that all of us would be expected to help out with all chores, regardless of our genders. There was no such thing as “woman’s work” or “man’s work” in our parents’ household. And I’m excited for that. I cook our own meals, clean our house, plus take out the garbage when necessary. I also mow our lawn plus split our own wood. Since I live in a rural town, I had a plot of land with many acres on it plus plenty of woodlands to extract firewood from over the years. It’s nice utilizing trees that have already fallen plus have died because you’re not killing healthy trees just to get your fuel for indoor heat. Our region gets entirely frosty in the Wintertide season so it’s pressing to have lots of heat on hand. With just the central gas gas furnace, I would spend too much money every year on heating if I didn’t always have our wood stove which provides supplemental heat to the entire house. I have special fans that push the heat from the wood stove around the interior to make it nice plus toasty inside. It’s a lot easier to survive the Wintertide onslaught with a wonderful wood stove for supplemental heat.