Our 1 cubic metre (1/3rd of a cord) of logs was delivered yesterday after being ordered the night before. He was delivering nearby so added us in. A very neat tipper truck turned up, with its back divided into 4. The other 3 units had been emptied at the previous destination, the last bit was ours:
We don't have a wheel barrow so have to haul it by hand. Using one of our wheelie dust bins, I throw about 20 into it, trundle it around to the log stores (no easy feat on gravel and through several gates). There it is tipped out and stacked by DB. Rinse and repeat. Occasionally, we swapped jobs to use different muscles. We can't have the logs delivered any closer to the stores unfortunately.
That took us about 1 1/2 hours with a few rests, boy were we getting tired! After lunch, DB set up the log splitter and dealt with those logs, then stacked them. He overdid it of course and is paying the price today.
My kefir grains are growing slowly but surely:
Angela, these are the grains from the same amount I sent you. They are still small enough to use just 1 cup of milk but as they grow, more milk will get added.
We had more cheese the other day, this time freshly grated garlic and chives, it was quite salty but lovely.