Beau April 20th, 2007
A good day spent cleaning up and cutting wood with the chainsaw. But not without appreciating the wildflowers that come with Spring. I haven’t seen them all, but I like to keep an eye out for the flowers since they are only here a few weeks each year.
One of the earliest arrivals is the Carolina Spring Beauty… small dime-sized flowers of pink that dot the landscape and hills. I remember them from my college days and they always remind me that Spring is finally here.
Wild Phlox can be found near the woodlands. It looks a lot like the domestic varieties, but the flowers are more sparse. But I love the blue-purple colors.
Wild Violets can also be found near edges of woodlands and along the grassy slopes.
I finally cut the giant log up into rounds… I’ll set these aside until I find the time (and energy!) to split them. I like to split the rounds by hand with a maul splitter, although they make some wonderful hydraulic gas-powered and electric log splitters these days. But I don’t really want another engine to take care of… and for now I actually enjoy the work. Maybe in a few years I’ll change my mind! One of the rounds turned sideways after I cut it, and it rolled down the hill into the pond… when the wind blows it to shore I’ll try to lift it out. They weight about 75-100 pounds dry, so I wonder how heavy it will be after soaking up all the water!