April 6th, 2016

bah

Woodcraft

Matthew and the guys are here today, chopping up the fallen tree. My mother heard the chainsaws and asked- in all innocence- if it was Aileen singing.

Matthew pointed out how the trees- including the one that fell- are riddled with woodpeckers' nests. So the little fellows we see at the feeders live locally; It's nice to know. Mind you, they're weakening the trees. And that's life on earth; you can't build without breaking.
bah

Woodcraft II

All done.

They've chopped the fallen tree into brushwood and firewood and pushed the stump upright in the hope that it might "coppice"- meaning put out new growth. I've not come across "coppice" used as a verb in quite that sense before- but I like it- and if it isn't standard English it should be.