2013年10月6日日曜日

Got wood?

Growing up my dad had a chainsawing, woodcutting, hauling, chopping and wood selling business.

I got used to random piles of firewood around the place.

I even (with much grumbling) helped stack wood the odd time.

But I think even dad never had this much firewood around the place.

And I bet he never thought I'd be the chief firewood stacker anywhere!

Exhibit 1-7

in front of the thick concrete walled shed

Behind said shed. In a lost space between our shed and the neighbours. I have a feeling this wood is destined to be forgotten or at least taken over by vines....


Along the side of the hanare/ old house thing. Please note the pallets at the front with MORE wood on them. Stacking branches the size of my thumb is such a tedious task.... :(

And that 44 gallon drum burning off doovalacky? That makes me feel so Australian!  Do other countries use them? I dunno, it looks pretty trashy I'm sure but it's such a nostalgic thing to have around and sure makes burning off a breeze in the breeze! (groan....)


On the side of the shed, between the two doors, the front shed is used for potato storage and straw and the back shed is our machinery shed. K repurposed bamboo we had to cut down or risk losing internet cables (NOOOOO!) and a door from the old bathroom- it still says 'toilet' on it. :) The long poles at the back are the legs for the drying racks we use at rice harvest.


front left of the old house. The big rounds of wood are there as supports for the woodpile. The logs on top of them are green and from a tree we cut down last week.... precarious to say the least!


Right hand side of the old house. This was a four deep firewood pile on the verandah of the old house with racks for my gardening tools until we ran out of room for wood and added a further woodpile on the concrete foundation of the house and now my gardening tools are orphans. :(


The garden side of the old house.  I transplanted three rhubarb plants to eek out this woodpile.

Enough!

We are FULL!

No more firewood please!!

We are still using the last of the wood my parents stacked inside the potato shed three years ago!

But people still leave it in the carpark for us....

And the neighbour up the hill form us has requested K cut down some pines on the border of our properties....

This will greatly increase the light in our kitchen and help the garden....

But they want them gone as they can no longer see the Matsumoto fireworks from their living room....

That's gonna be a LOT more wood.....

Lucky it's fire season (not really but I'm soft and we do have all that firewood...)

3 件のコメント:

Michi Abe さんのコメント...

What is a "doovalacky"?

wow! that sure is a lot of wood! It must smell really nice - I love the smell of a wood burning stove. It beats the sekiyu stove anytime.. ick.

shinshu life さんのコメント...

So right Michi! I hate the sekiyu stove smell! >_<

I looked up doovalacky and it seems only Australians say it. Huh, I had no idea!

Here7s what the dictionary said:

General term for an unkown item. A common Australain colloquialism. Used whenever you can't remember what something is called.

Michi Abe さんのコメント...

Cool! I had never heard of doovalacky before but now I will never forget it! lol!
In the US, when we can't remember the name of something we use "you know... that thingamajig" ..