Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Wood Pickin'...

Last weekend I went wood pickin' at a friend's place. Pat & Danny have acres with lots of bush, so we decided to go and collect some wood for our fireplaces. What a great day we had.

This is the trusty old ute....yes that's right, there is no windscreen. Instant airconditioning. The trailer is hitched on the back, so off we go.

First stop to cut up the dead trees on the side of the track.

Is this how you use a chainsaw?

Pat with the chainsaw.

This is looking out to the bush.

 A couple of hours later and we headed back to the house with our trailer load. Don't we look like professionals!
I made a trip back home with some wood and when I got back we headed off out again to get another trailer load, by the time we finished it was just on dark.

Pat breeds Labrador's and she has just recently bought chocolate coloured labrador's to breed...they are all so cute!

All sitting patiently waiting to be fed.
Danny has this Kenworth truck, which I said is my truck as it is a KW and that is my initials, so he told me to get up in driver's seat like I am driving it....it was so high up....what a laugh!!

What a fun day we had collecting the wood, with a lot of laughs to keep us going, we were a bit sore the next day. Can't wait for the next day we go wood pickin'....

A couple of weeks ago I was given a bag of chokos so I decided to have a go at making Choko Pickles. It turned out ok for my first effort. Next I am going to try Green Tomato Pickles.

The other morning I was up early and looked out the back door to see what the weather was like, it was a perfect sunny morning, a bit cool but lovely. I spotted this big cobweb which runs from the rose bush near the fence to the crepe myrtle tree, which is quite a big distance. I don't know how the spider made that distance! I'ts the biggest cobweb I have ever seen.

Enjoy your day!


  1. Karen, you need to come here and get a load of wood with Petal. Four tonne will have you gasping for breath when you're finished. haha! The Kenny is similar to the one I used to drive. Cab overs can give you back problems after a while. What does Danny carry? Sue

    1. Wow Sue, I can't believe you used to drive one of those, they are so big! He doesn't do truck driving, he is into scrap metal but likes the truck....he is a collector!!!

  2. Hi Karen...We do that at my brother's place up north...he has 50 acres of woods and every now and then we all go in and clear out the downed trees and brush for their wood burners. I like this (now and then...).
    You look like you are really enjoying yourself there.

    And thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

    1. Karen, it was a fun day. Wow 50 acres, that's a lot.

  3. You have been so busy!! What a great load of wood..we have lit our wood stove this week.Its getting cool in the mornings now,but we have had beautiful sunny 27 degree days :0) With NO humidity! YaY,lol.
    I hope you have a lovely week Karen :0)

    1. It's starting to get cool in the mornings here now, it was 3 degrees this morning.


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