A WORKING SUNDAY

NO REST FOR THE WICKED

A quote I like:

‘Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind’.

Colin and I had a busy and achievable day today.  I did a little bit of sewing this morning making some 3/4 track pants I have had for ages into shorts = I gave them the chop!    🙂  I hate 3/4 trousers and 3/4 sleeved tops annoy me too. I know I will wear these shorts heaps now.  

Colin spent the morning chain sawing a big pile of timber we brought a year ago and had dumped in one of our paddocks. We hadn’t had a chance to even look at it as he spent 5 months in Hospital.   Our Nephew is going to help do some of it, but today we made a start and a good dent in it.  I think we will need it for our fire this winter.  We do have a heat pump too, but nothing beats an open fire and the cosyness of a real fire.  🙂

Just after lunch I put my gloves and gummies on and hopped the fence after hanging lots of washing.  It dried well as it was a little breezy today.

Before after the chain sawing

Before  we started splitting, after the chain sawing

After a few bruises, scrapes and blood we got through a great amount of rings.  Lucky for us my Father Ted made a hydraulic Log Splitter year ago, he made two of them, my Sister getting the other one.  We would never be without it.

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It is still heavy work, but makes it so so much easier.  I tried to lift most of the huge/ heavy rings so Colin didn’t overdo things.  He was operating the splitter, he kept telling me off for lifting them, but I just told him to shut up.  🙂 He kept scaring me with the big Hu Hu grubs that he found in some of the wood.  I am horrified of them and the Hu Hu Beetles.   I dreamt or had  a nightmare about them when I was a kid.  😦  Colin kept feeding them to our chickens in their nearby coop, they loved them, eewww yuck!

A big pile chopped with my washing blowing in the background

A big pile chopped with my washing blowing in the background

Some of the wood was water logged with all the rain we have had, it will dry out now, a job well done, we have a big pile plus filled up our wood bins.  I reckon we are at least half of the way through.  

Good to have a working day and achieving a lot or things you keep putting off.  We are both feeling happy. We will be busy next weekend, I have Harriers on the Saturday then on Mothers Day I am volunteering at The Hospice, I did last year too.

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I will leave you with another favourite New Zealand Band –

THE MUTTONBIRDS, the song is called ‘Dominion Road’, 1992.

THE MUTTONBIRDS

THE MUTTONBIRDS

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