Wednesday, 5 September 2012

September preoccupations

Our wood delivery came yesterday. Due to me be being . . .stupid, when Mr Belamie phoned re the delivery, I ordered twice as much. Their large truck appeared at 9.00 am loaded with a huge quantity of wood. When it became clear that I had made a mistake they were obviously not going to want to take it all back. I could have broken down and wept, pleaded . . .stupidity, or just bravely said, hey we'll be well ready for winter this year then, which is what I did.
It took all day to arrange the wood pile, including earthing out the very deepest recesses of old rotten stuff that had been home to many munching things. I am proud of it now: we even have graduated sections of kindling from dried lavender to small fig branches.

Mr B told me that snow has already arrived at high-ish altitude in the Ariege,, he has never heard of this in September, so I'm glad the wood is sorted — hope it's not going to be quite as cold as last year in february . . .

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