The word prompt from Nancy for Photo for the Week Challenge: Work
One of the main bits of work I have to do around here is cutting and getting firewood for Winter. Yes, it does get rather hot but over Winter here in the foothills, the nights can get quite cool. Sometimes this can be quite a challenge or a quite peaceful way to spend a Winters day.
Come with me and help out with a bit of work.
Quite often I would start the chainsaw and the Pied Butcherbirds would appear
After a bit of cutting and time to have a rest, the Butcherbirds would swoop in and check out the log.
Synchronised bug hunting
Always on the look out making sure I had a longer rest than necessary. Are you ready to go again?
Back at home time to unload the cut rounds and start splitting the wood for the fire. Of course the sound of wood being split attracts the chooks who come looking for snacks. Standing on the chopping block is one way of delaying the work that has to be done.
What are they looking for? Most times it might be white ants which chooks love or sometimes it could be a Centipede hiding in the crevices in the wood.
A ute load of wood split and ready for the Winters fire.