Anyway, this is the view out the front door at the moment. Last weekend there was a big pile of chestnut branches on the left there. Thinking it's the growing season, there's a lawn there, the lawn needs all the encouragement it can get etc etc I spent the afternoon cutting up the 1.5- 2m long branches into wheelbarrowable lengths, separating the dry and the green and carting them around to the woodpile(s) out the back.
Obviously I did too good a job as K spent today covering up both sides of the lawn with massive apple tree roots. It's great wood, dense and slow burning, it burns really hot as well.
But, being roots they are covered in dirt. And they're still green. So we have to clean them up (or let the rain do it for us) and store them for a year before we use them. I am adamant they will not live on the lawn past next weekend but I really think this time the carting is a little beyond me. In the meantime the rainy sleet is washing all that good dirt onto the lawn which has got to be doing something positive, right? Balance out the loss of sunshine with some added nutrients...?
The girls are thrilled. Not for them is woeing the loss of lawn space. Oh no. As far as they're concerned we have installed a huge great climbing frame out there.
Today was Spring Equinox. The day when Winter turns to Spring. Ha ha ha. Well we woke up to snow. Not a lot, no. And it melted by midday but still, freaking snow. Enough already!