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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #35: Working Woods

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Working Woods

....art-full woods i work,

stopping to dream of what if,

there was no-cleared land….

—by flp

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And then of course in the working of woods and wood, there all-ways is the question of….what do I do with the left-overs….

....burn-burn-burn….

I fired two piles up this early evening and, so goes wood as back to ashes. Now how many more piles to go….

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

RusticWoodArt

rusticwoodman@gmail.com
http://frank.wordpress.com/


’’....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood....’‘

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/



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SteveKorz

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#1 posted 2159 days ago

... Ahhh… I can smell it from here.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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daltxguy

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#2 posted 2159 days ago

Indeed, what if there was no cleared land? New Zealand is very different today than when it was first settled. First clearing for shelter, then clearing for agriculture, then trees on hillsides burned for livestock and the 38 million sheep which now graze the land, then majestic Kauri cleared for profit and colonial imperialism, serving as masts for the British empire so that it might sail and squander other resources – until it ran out, then other native forests for profit and house construction – mainly Rimu – until it ran out and now even the pine plantation forests put in their place being razed for dairy conversions in the rush for white gold.

No, the remaining forests are precious and no one has ever paid the true price for a resource which nature so generously and patiently produces over 100’s of years using solar energy.

A fire, btw is just the releasing of years of solar energy. Light energy converted to wood, converted back to light energy and heat. Trees are the greatest energy battery storage devices every created.

Another idea for that ‘waste’ wood is to return it back to the earth to nurture the next generation. Give back the stored energy and nutrients to the the current land owners and help them start the cycle anew. Chip it and dump it in the forest or use it as mulch. Then you’ll get a second (or third or fourth) use for it. If you had any money left in your account when you died, you wouldn’t ask anyone to burn it because it was now waste to a dead man, no, you’d leave it for your grandkids so that they might benefit from it.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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trifern

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#3 posted 2159 days ago

Nothing beats a great bonfire! Thanks Frank.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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RobS

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#4 posted 2159 days ago

all that and yet it is still wood art. Always creating something aren’t you Frank?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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lew

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#5 posted 2159 days ago

Frank,

Your words and photography are inspiring. Thank you.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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snowdog

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#6 posted 2159 days ago

I was thinking of getting a wood chipper instead of fire :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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