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Lumberjill


Saturday, December 01, 2012

I haven't chopped down a tree or split wood since my teenage days at Ernie Swift Conservation Camp. The Wisconsin DNR used to run work camps for teenagers who wanted to work outside and make money. I stayed in a barracks in northern WI for six weeks when I was seventeen and learned lots about conservation, forestry and the fact that I could split wood right alongside the boys - all day - for a week. I worked my behind off...

This afternoon, the warm weather lured me outside and I cleared a lot of small trees and brush in our wild area. The muscle memory of a proper ax swing came back to me as soon as the ax was in my hand. For a moment, I felt seventeen again...I suppose tomorrow I'll feel more like seventy. It's all good.
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CLPURNELL 12/3/2012 4:06PM

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GOOSIEMOON 12/3/2012 11:58AM

    I actually felt pretty good yesterday. I was able to haul trees that DH had cut down with the chainsaw up a pretty big hill to our burning pile. Go me!

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CAROLIAN 12/2/2012 11:29AM

    We had a eucalyptus tree felled last week in the garden it was dead and leaning so i have been having fun splitting logs

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NANCYRUBIO 12/2/2012 8:39AM

    Got a smile out of me--how are you feeling today?

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DIANER2014 12/1/2012 11:54PM

    Way to go! Sounds like you got in a good workout! emoticon

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MISSG180 12/1/2012 1:55PM

    That's really awesome.

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GOLDENRODGIRL 12/1/2012 10:34AM

    How very cool!

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HIPPIECHIC68 12/1/2012 10:19AM

    For a moment, I felt seventeen again...I suppose tomorrow I'll feel more like seventy. It's all good. ~~LOL!

Sounds like a good day!

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GARDENCHRIS 12/1/2012 10:08AM

    isn't it amazing what our bodies just instinctively remember! good for you!

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KASEYCOFF 12/1/2012 9:37AM

    You tickle me no end - I know just what you mean, both how it felt when you took ax in hand, and how you'll feel tomorrow, lol...

I figure, some days, the magic works - you done good, kid!
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CHICKPEA23 12/1/2012 9:26AM

    Go Lumberjill! Sounds like a great workout!

Enjoy the weekend! emoticon

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