Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Outside Work

When it rains and is so cold, there doesn't seem to be much to do but light a fire. So I get out and do brush clearing, working towards my goal of having a relatively fire-safe area below the house.  Yesterday was my fourth burn day so far this winter.  Here's a shot of the fire, with the machete in the ground in front of it for scale.  These fires go all day and I'm always wiped out afterwards.  Still, there's plenty of work left to be done.

A couple weeks ago we had to go out on a Saturday morning and I got the privilege of cutting up a doug fir that had fallen across the road.  no big deal, unless you're late and have to go back and get your chainsaw.

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$1 tool rescue

Had a moment last week, so we strolled the flea market. A woman had a pile of rusty tools "anything $1!" and so I dug through it ...