It was a blistering cold day today, the wood stove was running as well as it could manage with wood being stacked high into it, in order to keep the home warm.
Thanks to Mink of course. Who labored in the early spring and summer to chop, dry, carry, and collect the wood needed for winter.
The aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the wood stove was a familiar scent by now.
Today Aoba had company unlike other days. The older man worked from home today. It eased any stress Aoba had, as he watched herbs being mixed to create everyday medicines. The world has a drug for just about everything, but to take a natural plant and create a home remedy that offered no side effects was readily wanted by others.
On the side from taking orders and making these remedies, Mink often created dream catches and beautiful beaded jewelry.
The scent of lavender met Aoba’s nose.
“What are you making,” Aoba thought aloud.
Typical silence followed the question, Aoba understanding that Mink was lo