It may well be summer but times stands still for nothing and no-one!
We ordered our logs for winter on Saturday and they were delivered the next day, £90 for a cubic metre, same price as last year. We use a relatively local tree surgeon as opposed to a company we used to use, who were situated at the bottom of Norfolk.
As usual, we borrowed an old wheelbarrow from a neighbour and got busy. This was the first time doing this with Ruby. She was going to be locked into the driveway, but as it happens, she was fast asleep in her crate.
We used to give our neighbour a few logs as a thankyou but he no longer uses a fire. He has requested and now receives a jar of his favourite make of jam.
About half of the logs were suitable for immediate stacking. The other half were wheeled into the garage where DB, after a suitable rest, used our log splitter to break them into slightly smaller pieces as we only have a small woodburner.
All in all, about 90 minutes work from start to finish. I needed a very cool bath after trundling that lot around!
Congratulations to Jamie and Bruno on winning the Washington Citi Open.
Thinking of winter heating does my brain in while it's so hot. Worth getting it done though. Will that see you through the winter?ReplyDelete
Our log stores hold about 3 cubic metres and are almost full so hopefully it will be enough. We also use oil when it gets really cold.Delete
Nothing looks better than a good stack of wood for winter. Well done for shifting it in the heat - phew.ReplyDelete
Wasn’t pleasant I must say.Delete
Sounds like a job well done.ReplyDelete
Ticking things off our winter to do list slowly but surely.Delete
We have organized ours to be delivered when out daughter and son i law are visiting so that we have help.ReplyDelete
Good idea. We could have done that the weekend before if we had remembered!Delete
You're well prepared for the cold weather now.ReplyDelete
It's hard work shifting stuff in this heat. I was up and down the hill at the allotment a few weeks ago with bark chippings for the plot. I felt like I was melting!
Hopefully so. Hard work doing anything in this heat isn’t it?Delete