Sunday, March 17, 2013
Step, step, step, bend and stretch. Step, step, step, bend and stretch. Such was the focus of my exercise today. Daisy is struggling with her health, but loves to walk and I think it is important for her to get any exercise she can manage...so off we went on our walk today. I took it at stroll pace for Daisy's sake. She stopped to lie down and rest twice..I think a visit to the vet is in our near future.
Anyway, I eventually got out in the middle of the field for my intended project. Pics are taken with my ancient cell phone. Note the stick debris in the foreground (you can barely see it...and it was strewned all over...all that is now picked up along with much more.
This tree had died some time ago, and a storm had brought down lots of branch and twig debris. DH will be cutting out some more of the usable firewood, but with our efficient woodburning stove we no longer need lots of little stuff. I am leaving some of the larger pieces to offer our neighbor who has a very small Buck stove, but the rest of the little stuff is what I am picking up and piling for a later burn.
And if I have uploaded these in the right sequence, this should be the end result of an hour worth of picking up sticks.
I know my pile of sticks doesn't look impressive, but remember many of these are very little sticks! There is still enough on the ground out there for another "walk" like this one.
It took Daisy and me another 15 minutes to walk back up to the house..so it was a good morning walk. Our meeting at KH is at 5 pm so I still have plenty of time to get ready. DH was in the invitation work all morning.