Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Noisy Days, and Busy Days , and many trees are falling

           

The title words  can be sung to the tune of “ Mairzy Doats”             The tree feller has been and so far 8 trees are waiting for their turn to be cut into rounds, and then split. Every fine day we are out  there, Hugh with the chain-saw, and I have some new heavy duty gloves, so far they have done the job, no splinters or broken skin. More photos to follow as work progresses.

These ones are now down,  the tree lowest in the photo has been trimmed, and cut into rounds, well most of it, the largest trunk part is for another day. Energy is ordered!!!

Trees waiting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tree Felling ,this one is next

The best part of the day, apart from when Hugh says “ time to stop”. is the  sit down on a stump, and have a compulsory juice and choc bar!!! Yummy, guess it makes the hard work seem a little easier. But next winter, when the fire is roaring hot, and I’m cosy inside, this will all seem a distant dream. At least that is what I say to myself, as the muscles ache!!!

Quotation of the day, by Colin Powell

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Greetings from Jean

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16 comments:

Nancy J said...

There is a HUGE blank space in the middle of this post,, I have edited, deleted, republished and it is still there. Maybe Blogger was thinking another tree could fit in. Cheers, Jean

Georgia said...

Room to grow perhaps? How is Hugh's back holding out? Thanks for today's motto. I feel it's directed toward me! XX G

Leeanne said...

Haha, I was thinking there was going to be another tree photo too!
Well when you gather your own firewood, you know you are warming yourself twice! Always very rewarding.

TexWisGirl said...

haha. i wondered about the space - if a photo wasn't loading or something. :)

you're working hard for firewood!

Julie Fukuda said...

What kind of trees are they? It sure does look like a lot of chopping, even for a scout!

eileeninmd said...

It is nice thinking how warm you will be next winter.. The tree are pretty tall, that is hard work.. Love the quote.. Enjoy your weekend!

Carol Mattingly said...

You guys take care out there doing all of that manual labor. It's a heat advisory here and has been all week. Hoping it cools off soon. Carol

Susan Heather said...

Presumably Hugh is feeling MUCH BETTER to be doing all that (and you as well. I do miss having our own wood for the fire.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great quote! Hard work but oh the rewards come winter when you enjoy the heat generated by these trees.

Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

Michaele said...

I am glad to hear you are both out working again. Pace yourself. You must be doing this for NEXT winter?

Nancy J said...

Hi to you all, yes, this is for next winter, we do try and stop when we have done enough for one day, and Hugh, not so much better, he has another appt. with the top orthopod soon, and my frozen shoulder does not like firewood of this sort, but it has to be done, A friend comes to help with the hardest work, I'm so thankful for that. Your lovely words will encourage me later today, thanks so much. Jean

camp and cottage living said...

It's so wonderful you have such tall trees for felling!
It is a lot of work, for certain.
But, I agree, it is all worth it when winter comes and you can sit as snug as a bug in a rug.

Our photos said...

Seems like a lot of work !

Karen said...

Gosh Jean, what a lot of work. It will be worth it next winter!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love it! Another tree could fit in!

Here I Am Carrie said...

Well you left such a big hole where you cut that tree down, that's why the big empty space. You must be so glad it is all over with. WE haven't even started this season yet. Our new property has ton's of dead trees on it we will cut in October. WE have a wood stove at our rental house in town we will need firewood for as we may spend more time there in November. Might close the ranch up early. At least all the firewood we cut around here is already dead. We do have 2 years of firewood cut ahead for emergency winters when unable to cut. I pushed for that 3 years ago.