Saturday, 1 March 2014

Last day of February


I'm sure Brent and I were squirrels in a previous life - we both get so much satisfaction gathering wood off our land and putting it away for winter.


We have wood and pine cones coming out our ears - a good problem me thinks.

 It sure is a wonderful feeling knowing we heat our home in winter for free from the hard work in gathering the wood. My task for the next few weeks is to  clean out bottom shed so Brent can build a new divider in it  which will enable more wood fitting in the wood shed.

 We came up to a scrummy lunch prepared by Abbey - cheese souffl├ęs and salad - and a chocolate pear tart plus home made lemonade.

Autumn is a coming - the nerine's are making quite a show on the bank,

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  1. Our wood is nearly dry enough to throw in the shed, and yes, Nerines are out up here too, lovely for the first day of autumn. Cheers to all, Jean.

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    1. we have soo much wood (a good thing!) that we are seriously thinking of building a lean to. Better get your wood in shed before the rains come.

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  2. yay for autumn! i love burning wood. abbey is such a good cook!

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    1. I sure love a fire! The work is soo worth having a real fire. Yes Abbey is a good cook - she loves to cook

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  3. I always enjoyed gathering firewood from our previous 5 acre property - it served two purposes - clearing the property and providing firewood.

    My nerines have just finished flowering.

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    1. I've loved just being and loading the ute and jeep with the wood (Brent unloads) then wandering around and filling the sacks with pine cones. A lovely way to spend the day and my mind just empties of chatter. Love it.

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  4. Oh hold heart, me the winter lover sees piles of fire wood! I love that scene! We are busy gathering here too, the wood shed is getting fuller, the pinecones are bulging out of sacks......my heart is singing.
    Abbey, you are welcome to come for a visit to my house, what a feast for the wood gathering folk!

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    1. Oh boy you a winter lover???? I can't understand anyone who likes the cold SMILE. being the sun lover that I am. i hate being cooped up indoors over winter. Been chilly in the mornings and evenings. SOB

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  5. We too have begun the annual split wood for winter dance, I love that feels of a huge wood pile. Ite like money in the bank.

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    1. it sure is lots of money in the bank. I'm soo spoilt Brent always makes sure we have lots of wood and he says burn it he knows I feel the cold and likes to keep our house nice and toasty. Are you running out of time to get your wood split? Or I suppose you guys have a bit longer of fine warm weather over there aye.

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  6. can I borrow Abbey, looks delicious!! We are to have another winter storm on Monday but March will yield to April and then spring will be here.

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    1. It sure is wonderful coming in from working outdoors to a lovely lunch. She made sushi for lunch on Sunday. I bet you are looking forward to spring - it has been a long cold winter for you all. Hope we do not follow in your footsteps.

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  7. Does Abby do the dishes too? I could use a girl like her. :-)

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    1. SMILE - no she doesn't. she has been really good and paces herself re energy and very good at learning not to feel guilty that she has to rest while the family works. It is a very hard thing to let go of. I just filled the ute with another load of wood so got ahead of Brent and zipped up and did the dishes which was nice to get out of the midday sun for a bit too.

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  8. The wood does come in handy for heating and saves money! The flower is gorgeous. And the cheese souffles and pear tart look delicious. A nice end to your month. Wishing you a happy new month!

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