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.
Thanks for the picture of the grains. My kefir project is working away in a corner of the kitchen!ReplyDelete
Good to know. I am now drinking one glass before bed and one as a smoothie for breakfast. Very nice.Delete
It made me feel weary just reading about the logs - great exercise and potential warmth for the future. xxReplyDelete
Should keep us going hopefully.Delete
Sounds as if you got lots of exercise moving the logs. I hope you are not suffering from too much muscle strain.ReplyDelete
Was stiff for a few days but easing now.Delete
That is one job that I am really glad not to have to do anymore!! Our seasoned wood used to be delivered onto the driveway in one ton builders bags, as close to under the overhang of the garage space as possible and we used to have to wheelbarrow them round the house and up the hill to the log store.ReplyDelete
Down the drive, around the front, down the other path, squeeze through a gate, tip out and repeat.Delete