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Mittwoch, 16. März 2011

Getting sweaty and blistered-clearing an allotment

 Two of my best friends are moving to the North and have an allotment they have to give up and asked me if I could clear the fallen apple tree from the garden and fetch the tools for myself. Now this was an opportunity I could not say no to, what with bringing out the edged tools and gertting some quality wood for some other great friends of mine (Hi, Kai! Look foward to Saturday;-)) and myself and the prospect of finding some old tools didn´t hinder my joy also.;-).
 Those are my Gränsfors and homemade hatchet, and a saw I found at the allotment, plus well, what remained of the tree after Fimbulmyrk had one of his (its?) fits...;-)
 Tools I found: Two hatchets for Kai, an old and well-preserved hacksaw, drills, vices, a poker, a hand drill, tool steel, a hook, bronze plate, some 7" nails, some files and lathe heads.
 Three sticks, the top one is apple, the lower ones are rose. I have never worked with rosewood before, but look forward to it a lot!
 If I had the money, I would rent this allotment for sure, everything was blooming and sprouting.



I went home quite finished after some 10 hours of work with a light hatchet, but with a great peace in my mind. It was a great day in silence amidst the spring...



I will return there to chop the smaller branches  and to smell the roses before I have to give the key back. On Saturday, the mad bassssssstard Kai;-) and myself will go and fetch the wood for his parents´home. I´ll keep you informed!;-)

Kommentare:

  1. Good score, well worth the effort. Like the look of those axe heads!
    Regards.
    http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/

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  2. Saturday will be the day, the world ends!
    But we're not all for us!
    Levin, the biiiiiggest bastard , will come with us!
    So it'll be a nice day!

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  3. @woodsrunnerdiary:sometimes it pays off;-)

    @Kai: ..and they raise their wooden pints....;-)

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  4. You got a nice set of tools there Fim.
    Good score on the wood to,its a shame you cannot take the allotment over Bro.

    Im going on Sunday to have a look at one,so hopefully Ill be ables to grow much more vegetables this year.

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  5. Please explain what an "allotment" is in your country. Here, the term usually means a regularly scheduled stipend of a certain dollar amount.

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  6. Okay, I admit it, I took it over from Sticks and didn´t bother to look it up;-) for he´s a native speaker and I´m not;-) (baaaad excuse, eh?). It appears to me that an allotment is a treaty on a garden or piece of land that you "rent" (although not quite the word, actually) to grow crops and stuff. In that, the sense of the word refers to a regularly scheduled amount of money to rent this piece of garden, usually a building on it has to be bought from the previous owner.

    Does that make sense or did I stack up explaining?

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  7. @sticks: You are a lucky man... I am currently thinking of simply caring for the wild places a bit more than a forager would;-)... planting some (ecologically correct) seeds and stuff, in communication with the rangers...

    The wood`s great, I love it, for it is carved easily and has a very beautiful grain. Plus, there are many burly parts, and the grain´s wavering wildly. ;-) Burned some of the lesser sticks and they have a very nice scent to them, too.

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Now go on, discuss and rant and push my ego;-). As long as it´s a respectful message, every comment is welcome!

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