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Saturday, 21 January 2012
I'm not quite sure why, but this winter I've been sawing all my logs BY HAND.
The noisy Husqvarna has remained unused under a bench in the studio, and I've bought a new blade for my bow saw.
We don't use a huge amount of wood; I usually light the stove mid-afternoon, and, until we retire, we probably burn about 8-10 50cm logs.
I also like to saw the wood each day, rather than build up a stock. This means that my daily exercise (as if I needed any more) is assured. Maybe when, or if, it gets colder, the Husqvarna will once again see the light of day, but for the moment I'm quite happy with my noiseless simple saw.
Maybe we're ALL too ready to grasp for some petrol driven machine, rather than do things by hand.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!