Sunday, 28 February 2010

This is what I have waiting for me this week, its not as bad as it looks as we have borrowed a hydraulic splitter and I dont have to stack the wood, just chuck it in the old potato boxes, then they are stacked in the shed to finish drying.
Most of the wood came from the local National Trust House who were trimming the trees round their carpark.
My older children had a go with the machine and assured me I would be OK.

Friday, 26 February 2010

The Age Gap

My oldest daughter is 11 and in her first year at high school, she came home earlier this week with a request for some raw vegetables as they were doing "knife skills" in Design and Technology today.
The first thing that sprang to mind was those knife throwing performances you used to see on variety shows when I was young!!!!!
Fortunately for all concerned it merely refers to lessons in the best way to cut up peppers, cucumber and celery.
R and I shake with suppressed laughter every time we think about it, the children in pairs, taking turns with the knife, and the teacher with a supply of plasters. It seems to be an age thing as most of the other grown ups I have mentioned it to have the same mental image.

Today has been wet here, very wet. The fields have small pools in them and the sheep are a bit bedraggled looking. I am glad it is really wet and not merely damp as there are several tonnes of wood waiting next to the splitter for someone to process. But it would be mad to do it when everything is so wet so I get to mess around in the house instead. Maybe tomorrow will be drier.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

I cant help feeling that this is an exercise in self indulgence, but nevermind I'll have a go anyway.

It is just somewhere for me to talk about things that happen, have a moan or a laugh and see where it goes. I have been thinking about it for months and I can spend/waste hours reading other peoples blogs, if I hate it I can stop and if no-one reads it thats OK too.

I aim to learn how to post pictures and other useful stuff, I'm working from a fairly low level of computer literacy here so it might take a while.