Sunday, June 19, 2011
Hobbies and Interests Include ... firewooding.
Yes it's been a while since I had anything to say ... for a great many reasons. Glitches with technology, time and generally managing a life in what I would called "Transition"... but from what and to where...? My anchors are loose right now.
Even so a number of weekends of late have been spent at a work- mate's farm in Dunback where we are clearing a gully for the farmer in return for the firewood. The farm is set quite high up in the backhills. It is quiet, remote and beautiful. I find the physical work deeply satisfying.
You might be a little upset that it is native wood going down - but reassured the farmer is a great conservationist and has mature stands of trees - set aside to keep- and has cleared the land of the predators so that the native birds have thrived. This gully is full of scraggly wood and it is hard to see or clear the stock.
We take plenty of food and work as long as we can manage without overdoing it.
At a guess I would say that fire wooding is set to become the new hobby for 2011. It certainly is a good feeling to know that already next years wood is in.
Tonight I have the fire going - it is warm and cosy. Tomorrow I'm back on the road to live out of suitcase in yet another motel with no fire. So I'm making the most of it
So here's to week of pursuing all hobbies and interests.