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Monday, 7 January 2019

An hour of brightness

Not much, but better than nothing;  early afternoon a bright hour and I grabbed the opportunity to get outside.  After 'wasting' a quarter of the time available chatting to a neighbour, I moved the shrapnel pile from our last log delivery.



This stuff is too small to warrant inclusion in the 'proper' log piles but really useful when getting a fire started.  Back in September when we filled the log store for this winter I used blue plastic 'mushroom trays' for all the small stuff and it has turned out to be a really good way of sorting bits which are too big to be kindling.



I had a bit of fun with the hand axe and split a couple of strange shaped bits, which was harder than expected.  This is beech and it's tough.   All the wood is still full of sap but by next year will be nice and dry and ready for use.



It wasn't much but it was SO GOOD TO BE OUTSIDE.  The weather forecast for tomorrow and Wednesday is cold but bright & dry . . . I hope that's what we get because I so want to spend a couple of days in the garden.




8 comments:

  1. It's just so grey down here, dry but grey, stuck inside always.

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    1. Hopefully you will have a brighter day tomorrow, Marlene. The forecast is looking encouraging.

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  2. When we can do something we want, it really perks us up!!! The fresh air was wonderful, no matter how much you got done.

    Bins! Tidy! Wonderful. Place to put things, which don't "fit" elsewhere.

    I am very into Tidy, right now!!!!! Saw something by that Marie Kondo, who promotes tidiness. It inspired me. Have read her, but seeing this again, set me off again. And I was amazed, at how I could tidy up, a couple of places in the bathroom, already!!!! :-)

    And this accomplishment really perked me up!!! ,-)

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    1. Glad you are getting organised, that's always a great feeling.

      I have very little tolerance for clutter, which is hard because I am not naturally the tidiest person around :-)

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  3. Well done. Not sure I'd be able to wield an axe at all these days. I used to once. Take care & hope you get into the garden some more.

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    1. It was only a very small hand axe Susan, my days of swinging the big splitting maul are well behind me!

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  4. I don't mind cold, bright and dry. I don't like rain and when the temperature plummets to zero or below. It's actually OK right now and I enjoy my daily walk with Annie. Rather glad I don't have logs to split though. Regarding an earlier post when I told you I wake up with headaches every day, I'd say they are definitely caused by the gas central heating and the dry air inside the house.

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    1. Eileen, did you see Hazel's comment about carbon monoxide? Given all your gas problems last year, do you have monitors in your house?

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