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Weekend Work and Play

I believe I have finally recovered from all the work I did this past weekend.  My pal Tom came over and helped me split three more truckloads of wood.  I still haven't gotten around to stacking it, as most of the evenings lately have been rainy.  I am pleased with my wood progress, it has been a long time since I've been this far ahead in my winter preparations.  
I've got about 14 facecords already stacked, and probably 3 more in the pile to do.  Will probably get to it this weekend, as it's supposed to be nice.  
Poor Harley wanted to go in, as someone was target shooting and he doesn't like gunshots.  Some hunting dog he is - not!   

Splitting and stacking is kind of fun, but I don't like dropping the trees or cutting up the logs.  Chainsaws make me nervous, even though I love, love, love my little electric chainsaw.  Vroom, vroom.  Comes in a close second to my favorite tool, the leaf blower.  Woosh, woosh.  
I also went to ma's and picked some pears, rode around on the new ATV, transplanted phlox from ma's garden to mine, and went shopping at Walmart where I found Cybertronian Megs, Soundwave and a Red Alert.  

Also got some beautiful shots of the leaves in the front yard.  I love how crisp and clear the sky can be in the fall. 

I tried stalking a reticulated woodpecker, but didn't get very close.  They are very shy birds and I only got within about 60 feet of him.  He's in the center of the first pic.  The second pic is from the net, so you can see what he's supposed to look like.  Very pretty, about a foot long.   


When I was up in my treestand last year, one came within 20 feet of me, but of course, I didn't have my camera.  Someday I will get a good, clear pic.  
Which reminds me, I still have to go buy my hunting licence.  

And lastly, I must thank sntmentalfkness for the note and colored Bee she sent.  
I cleaned off a special spot on the fridge for display.  

I think everyone should post a pic to show what's on their fridge.  

And regarding a puffball update, I tried calling the Cornell Cooperative to see what the Master Gardeners had to say about them, but they will not verify anything about any mushrooms.  Probably because of liability.  See, now that makes me nervous.  Everyone is telling me not to eat the puffball.  Hmm.  I believe I am now leaning towards just letting it alone and giving the ball a big old kick to see the spoors fly when it is mature.  
I am so juvenile.
I don't like mushrooms, anyway.

Time for ice cream - 'The Mentalist' is on TV and Simon Baker is hot, hot, hot!  (Even hotter than Mike Rowe!)



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Oct. 15th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
A lot of wood = a lot of work!
I heat entirely with wood in the winter, and generally go through at least 12 facecords, depending on when I start burning.
Saves me lots of $$.
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Oct. 15th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
We've got 2 seasons also -
Winter and Construction.
Oct. 15th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
AMEN on Simon Baker! That smile, those eyes, those golden ringlets. Australian boys are some of the best!

Sounds like you had fun the past few days. Love the pictures of the leaves.

Glad my artwork was good enough to display on your fridge! LOL
Oct. 15th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
not as much fun as I'd like.
You made me smile.
Oct. 15th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
Yay, pretty pictures! Leaves don't change colors here. They just drop off whenever they want.

I like your plan to kick the mushroom. Sounds like fun!
Oct. 16th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Depends on what type of trees they are - the ash here just drop 'em early, but the maples take time to change.
They're almost gone, and it's only been a week.

We'll see....
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