A Northern Version of YardWork
And so up here in the land of snow, I was in need of doing some yardwork here recently and then more of….sometimes daily. So I thought I would post my version, of what that means for one such as I, who live’s in the north country come winter. So if you have your boots on and if you will please grab a shovel, then let us proceed for this mornings clean-up….
....digging out my path to the shop has become a daily thing for me as I shovel out the snow and ice so as to get inside the upper part of the barn….
....so much snow this year that I’ve carved out my steps before me. Since I live in what is called the granite state….I guess I still prefer working at carving with snow, as the easier route to go…..
....and then we get to the other side of the stairway, where it’s time to go on in and get to work….
....thought I would include two shots here of some wood that is doing sitting time outside in the elements of the four seasons, while there is hope for some nice ‘spalting’ to occur. One log is birch with a nice burl on it’s trunk and the other is maple….yes spalting is some slow work of nature as these have been waiting and curing now for about 4 years. Never know what’s in the log, the burl or if the ‘spalting is going to catch….till I open them up, therefore these are ‘two teachers’ of patience….
....and an-other shot….
....now if you don’t mind I’ll just squeeze in a shot of some all-ready spalted maple, that is the resting place for this piece of osage orange, ah yes….’wood art’ in the out-of-doors….
”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/