Central Plateau, North Island

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

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Blindside-Flankers, Props, and More

Is this a prop of some  kind

During the past weeks, the  TVNZ Breakfast Team has been entertaining us as usual, but
also  giving us knowledge of the terms of Rugby Positions, players and where they are on the field, passes and tackles that are OK, those that are not and lots more.
At times we even saw some of the team performing with a rugby ball, showing us
what the pass was, and how to do it.Not normally a Rugby Fan, I have followed the RWC 2011 every day, have match results printed out, and
 have even a glimmer of knowing what the professionals are talking about.
But, at home, I have a PROP. Not a Tighthead  prop, or even a Loosehead prop.
Just a PROP  that held  up the end of the bigger tree trunk.Sadly, the larger tree trunk jammed the chainsaw, and I had to hold  the saw as Hugh cut the PROP,  it let the big saw come free, I yelled, held on tight, and jumped, yes JUMPED, out of the way, and so that was the end of the PROP.
.No chance of a photo of all that drama, much  too serious at the time.
The cut rounds show off the swirls and the rings telling of the tree’s age. I would like to have pavers of these, the beauty would be there to see every day.Maybe I can persuade the man to leave a few???I think he has next year’s firewood in the master  plan right now.
.Inside the cut log
Quotation  of the day from Alexander Pope, 1688-1744
an excerpt from Pastorals, 
Where’er you walk,cool gales shall fan the glade,
Trees,where you sit,shall crowd into a shade:
Cheers from Jean

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