Wednesday, October 28, 2009

like money in the bank...

I've been at the wood pile for a while now splitting and stacking and this is the result as it stands currently. Having purchased a new chain for the chain saw helped speed up the process immensely! Lola, (my axe) worked wonders, took a bit of getting used to but works wonders just the same. I love the feeling I get when I split a foot+ diameter chunk of wood in half with one swing of the axe! It's powerful! I've still got a bit more to do but I don't mind, it's kind of therapeutic! While reading this past summer I came across a saying, I do not recall exactly how it went but I remember thinking I completely understood the sentiment. It went something like this..... '.....having extra hay in the barn, wood in the shed and ____________ is like money in the bank......'

The above picture is just part of the loft full of this years hay, what a long hard couple days of work it is, but what a sense of peace that comes along once it's done.

1 comment:

  1. Exactly! I grew up poor but never new it. Only Dad worked & his old tax returns show around $5,000 a YEAR for a family of seven (in the 70's). But we had cows, pigs, chickens, and LARGE gardens. Hay in the barn. We burned wood. We never had running hot water (i.e. an oil furnace/hot water tank) in the summer until I was in high school. We had a large wood cook stove in the kitchen with a water tank attached. When it was going, we had running hot water. It's a good feeling knowing that everything you need came from your own two hands and good hard work.


So what's the view from your world about that? I'd enjoy hearing it.