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Sunday, 17 January 2016

I'm a Lumberjack, well not really!

We decided that a family job was necessary and that was to bring some of the wood up from the field where a tree had gone over following a windy day recently to replenish the woodpile.

It was -1 yesterday morning so we were all wrapped up well and headed off with the trailer down the road. (Chainsaw complete with newly purchased chain was in the boot.)

 The walk down to where we need to do was boggy to say the least as a trickle from the stream was making the mud even muddier. However we got to said tree and Jon made a start.


Jon managed to get the main trunk over the fence and then we were able to get on with the logging.





 Jon was progressively getting hotter as he took layers off! Harry is woodchopper in waiting. 














Logs started piling up.



 Alfie was doing his best.
 

The space where the tree was...



and finally Harry gets a chance to be a woodcutter's son!



The pile is starting to build up in the background and we had them on the fire last night. Love free wood!

As I was photographer in chief here are some photos of and near the stream; looking forward to seeing it in the summer again.
















Ok that is it for me today but may catch up with some of you later on.x

8 comments:

  1. What a good family day - and productive!

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  2. Indeed! Have photos to post later hopefully of the clearing Jon has done in the garden, too.

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  3. What a great way to spend a day, I hope you get your wood store filled up this year, a constant job here, great to see the boys getting stuck in a learning new skills :-)

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    1. Thanks Dawn. I have to say that Alfie was not keen on the mud and we had to walk home a little earlier than the other two when he fell flat n his face, but it is great to have them outside doing stuff!x

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  4. What a lovely way for family to spend time together. Your boys did a great job!

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  5. that is a lot of hard work. Fantastic work by all! :O) x

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    1. Thanks Sadie. We are so lucky having access to wood both in the field and where Jon works. I know some people have to pay a lot for sacks of wood.x

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