Monday, March 19, 2012

Firewood and guttering

Major seasonal chore here in Leeston is the gathering of firewood in preparation for the cold damp winter. We were lucky in knowing a dairy whanau in Doyleston who had trimmed pine shelter belts and invited us to help ourselves. Along with my father-in-law and a brother-in-law, we hauled back probably three cords of pine, some of it still needing blocking up and splitting.

The picture below shows how much we've got. Might need to augment this with some good blue gum or macrocarpa...

Another chore is the cleaning of the gutters, clogged with leaves and, a one-off, mortar and pieces of brick from when we took our chimney down after the February 'quake.

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