|I had sharpened my chain saw before I had lumbered out into the forest and began to cut away what was already dead and then I started to cut down the bigger trees I was interested in. The sun was throwing enough rays through the still leafy autumn canopy that I got warm under the collar. It was a lot of bending and lifting. From time to time I took a break, but it was a go for more than 3 hrs. Bea came out to look after me and I felt that I probably should walk with her and have lunch. But first we took a couple of loads moving it into the basement. |
When I finally sat down I felt GROGGY. Boy, that wasn’t the case only 20 years ago, not speaking of 40 years ago. Of course, cutting down trees hasn’t been any daily occupation for me for the last 10 or more years.
There was a time, way back in the 80s when I was working in the forest most of the winter. In fact I totally fell in love while doing it – in 1985. It was October then as well and I had picked up Bea from the Railroad Station – for the first time. We been sitting in the kitchen for breakfast the first morning and were wondering how to spend the day. Our FIRST day together. Haha…I took her into the forest. We took the tractor and off we went. I was cutting down the trees and Bea operated the forest winch hauling the trees up to the tractor driving off with them. When it was time to have a break we made up a small fire and cooked our coffee. It was soooo much fun and…well it’s no wonder I fell in love with that gal.
I still have a lot of fun doing that kind of work. Well – today it’s a real work-out and when we have nice weather like now it’s just great.
We are sooo amazed about this October weather. Again we’ve been sitting outside for our meals. A neighbour came by this afternoon bringing blueberry cake along. I whipped up a pot of real cream and we just enjoyed.
If this type of weather stays on nobody’s gonna see us in the south this year, but THAT is not very likely, or is it?
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