Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Day in the Country

 It's been a busy week with family commitments and we've had lots of rain which is always good to fill our rainwater tanks for the house. We must get another tank as it seems like such a waste to not be able to use all that free water. We needed to cut more firewood and the rain was holding off for a bit so we took the time to get enough to last us for the rest of winter. On the way we checked out our new boundary fence we share with a neighbour.
 Looking towards one of the many lagoons in the bushland part of our property.
 I love the resilience of Mother Nature. We have a few tress that blew over in a severe wind strom but as not all of the roots were disrupted the trees send of new shoots to form branches even though the tree is horizontal now.
 We only cut up tress that have been felled naturally by storms or age and we have enough of them to keep us in fire wood with plenty to spare.
 The grass is very lush at this time of year due to all our winter rain. It looks it's best at this time and in spring but it will usually die off in the summer heat.
 If you look closely you can see our home and shed through the trees in the background.
 We like to cut the trees within a year of being toppled so we get to use them before the ants take them over for housing. This tree gave us beautiful and solid wood which will burn well. It's best to leave them for at least a year so they dry out and burn better.
It took us less than an hour to cut and stack all of this wood and we regard it as purposeful exercise. I worked night duty after it, so yesterday was a big day and there's not much happening here while I recover from my lack of sleep.
 Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have some more sewing progress to share very soon.
Hugs, Jan Mac

1 comment:

jacaranda said...

I love the smell of freshly cut wood.