March 3rd is Girls' Day.
Most people celebrate by putting up decorations depicting the Imperial court.
We've got those too.
And we'll get them up.
But today our job for the three Fukase princesses was a little less princessy.
Well, actually a lot less princessy.
The annual free-for-all down by the river for the trees that were culled from around the big dams and alongside the rivers by the city has been and gone and K did his civic duty and helped out with the waste removal and our front yard, backyard and crapark are now swimming with wood.
And K has been spending all the oodles of spare time he gets splitting wood. Which means he splits wood before work each morning and weekends.
So the piles of split wood are growing and needing to be re-homed.
Enter the Fukase girls with our princess power.
My job was using the pick to break up the ice so we don't slip out there and then use the pick to break up the ice that was holding the wood all together in one massive wood ice-block.
The girls then moved the wood from there about four metres across the yard in front of the storage area and then I stacked it in the woodpile.
Oh, and we let the chooks out for a bit of a run around the garden to hang out and de-bug the place for us so every fifteen minutes or so someone would yell 'chook check!' and we'd do a head count to make sure the chooks hadn't decided the neighbours yard looked yummier than ours.
No job for any ordinary princess so lucky we're not ordinary, huh?
Not bad for an afternoon's work, huh?