We have an unlimited supply of wood around the place. Trees fall down in storms, trees die, huge branches fall off! All that needs doing is making it fit into our range. To do this a log splitter is required. Some of it is just too hard to do by hand.
So today's the day! It seems they are having a lot of fun.
Here's Lloyd with all the tools of the trade
Filling the woodshed with the first load.
This is the pile they're working on - a lot is small enough already, the woodsplitter is just to do the huge stuff. This is where wood goes to age before we take it to the woodshed near the house to use over winter.
And now for a catch up on the greenhouse! Everything has gone totally mad in there. I had no idea the chilli plants would get so huge. I'd have planted them further apart if I'd known. The chillies are beginning to go red now and Lloyd is very excited about that!
and the tomatoes are still going strong. We've had the most amazing bumper crop this year. It's been a great year for tomatoes as it's been so dry - no blight!
We've got the lovely Chris and Dan coming over from Melbourne for a few days next week and I so hope the weather stays lovely. It's been an amazing summer. Ok, we were officially been given drought status last week and the grass in the paddocks is getting really short and not growing, but for a recreational summer it's been brilliant!
I have a gigantic list to get through to make everything lovely for them. I even painted gates yesterday! Today I'm going to do the woolshed.
Wish me luck!!