Byproducts of Firewood

May 16, 2016

In addition to building a store of firewood for heating the office next winter, we have been crafting a little too.  I examined the firewood piles and started selecting interesting logs that I felt were worthy of "projects".  

 

Among the piles were several hollow logs that I managed to salvage.  We created several planters that we used for decorations for our open house.  There was one log that I have been saving and after a little chainsaw work and an unexpected adventure with a snake, it is ready for viewing.

 

 

 

The delicate art of shaping my planter ...

All of my hens and chicks were in need of a sunnier new home. I picked the perfect location enlisted help in the form of muscle (Andrew and a hand truck) and the fun began!

 

 

   I began transplanting the chicks - I have several varieties.

 

It was at this point two weeks ago that I encountered the snake.  My right hand was in the middle of the planter holding the soil back as I reached for a plant with my left hand.  I turned my head back to the planter just in time to catch the tail of a snake cross the top of my pink gardening gloves.  After an initial shriek and a quick jump, I took a moment to gather myself.  At that point I realized that I should probably wait until someone else was home to finish - just in case I had additional visitors! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After two weeks of trying to schedule help and avoid afternoon showers, I decided I would have to take one for the team!  

 

 

The completed project.

 

 

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