Saturday, October 05, 2013

Lumberjacking update

I'm slowly making progress on the log pile. After each cutting session, I rake up the sawdust and haul it out to the compost pile. A clean workplace is a happy workplace. It won't be long before the sawing is all done for the season. Then it's just a matter of splitting the big logs with the axe each day before I haul them up into the house for burning. I'm so butch.

Two rows of logs, cut and stacked high. I should get at least one more row with the remaining logs, maybe a bit more.

Once the logs are done, I still have some outdoor chores to get done before winter arrives. Among them, cutting the grass again and trimming the small hedges. We've asked the contractor back to trim the tall hedges (like the one in the photo below) and we're waiting to hear from him about the scheduling. But the hedges that were cut down to a smaller size last year are mine to trim. It should be pretty easy to do if the weather holds.

These are the logs I have left to saw. Just a few more days work. At my pace, that is.

I got my hair cut by the new lady in town. I like what she did, so I'm sure I'll go back. She did a nice job redecorating the salon and she's young and excited about her new business. I hope it works out for her.

15 comments:

  1. Just had some of the wood we'll need delivered this morning. Niall cleaned out the woodshed [it looks tidier than my study LOL] so it's all ready to to be stacked in there tomorrow. Meanwhile we have a large blue "lump" at the end of the drive.

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  2. Tried twice to post a comment from my iPad. Could not! Since I made the BIG mistake to upgrade it to iOS7 from iOS6, it messed up everything, especially Google.

    He it is again.
    Glad to know the new lady barber is okay. So, I'll be able to have my hair cut next spring.
    Last month, I had a big old tree cut down. You would have loved all the wood. Too far to send it to you.

    Now, let see if I can send this from my Mac Book Pro.

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  3. Hi CHM, Lewis says that google came out with an app for the ipad yesterday. Feel free to give him a call or email for tech support.

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  4. My wv is working without typing in the numbers for the past two days.

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  5. Great job on the wood! Great news on the no-leaking! Great news on the new coiffeuse in town.
    Okay, I'm going to try posting this without using the numbers on the word verification.

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  6. And, now I'm trying it on my MacBook Pro, which hasn't allowed me to comment on any blogs with word verification, for a little while now.

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  7. Hey! It worked from my laptop (and, without the numbers). Now, I'm going to try WITH the numbers.

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  8. I've said it before: It would really bother me to remove any logs from that artful stack!

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  9. I'm betting that you whistle while you work, too!!!

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  10. Thanks, Judy - I didn't type in the numbers, either - and it WORKED for me, too!!!

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  11. That is a very tidily done woodpile, sir.

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  12. I suspect there must a quiet satisfaction to look at a pile of wood one has created. And it must make the wood burn this winter with even more warmth knowing this.

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  13. Glad to hear you're preparing for the winter.

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