Thursday, May 28, 2009

...and I'm okay

I always loved this skit!

Well, hard to believe a week has passed since In The Flesh and tomorrow it'll have been a week since hubby and I went up to do some lumberjacking. Actually, he wielded the chainsaw (I have my own "girly" rechargeable one, but with no electrical outlets in the woods...) and I carried and stacked. Mule work. Probably stacked three cords of wood. It was good but exhausting work and each night I tried to read blogs and post, but my brain didn't want to function and my eyes didn't want to focus. I just wanted to sleep. Then home and a busy week. So busy it got me down. Because there's so much I want to do, and there never seems to be enough time.

Anyhow. I'm just gonna post some pictures tonight (it's already past 9:30pm!) and then hopefully tomorrow write more. Oh, and here's a couple of "crotch shots" for Nikki, who likes her some tree pron too! My husband figured I'd like these when he cut them. ;-)

And here are just some random pictures from the weekend.


Nikki Magennis said...

Love the pics, Robin!

I've always wondered - what is a 'cord' of wood?

Craig Sorensen said...

Love the lumberjack sketch and the crotch shots!

A half-cord of wood is roughly what fits into the bed of a full-size pickup truck. Anyone who has cut and/or hauled a cord of wood will tell you:

cord of wood = shitload

Does that sound about right, Robin?

JM Stone said...


After spending last weekend stacking wood myself...

A cord of wood=a stack of wood 4'x4'x8'

Which, as Craig so eloquently said, is a shitload!

Lovely pictures, Robin. One of these days the hubby and I need to make a road trip up to Maine...

Erobintica said...

Hi Nikki - your question has been answered - and yes, it's a shitload. Thank you Craig for that technical term. ;-)

Yes, JM, that would be great!

Cora Zane said...

I love that picture with the stones and tree reflections. Gorgeous!

Donna said...

The lumberjack song is a family favorite for sing-alongs!

Lovely tree pron and other woodsy delights. There is something nice about true physical exhaustion though, isn't there? Welcome back!

Erobintica said...

Thanks Cora and Donna (geez, I've not been spending enough time at my own blog!)

Emerald said...

Your account reminds me of a book I found quite beautiful called Winter (out of season now, I know). He talks much about chopping word and uses the term "cord" frequently. :)

Thanks for sharing the pictures, welcome back, and I hope you found your time and manual labor in the woods nourishing and rejuvenating.