I had today off work, and went to the wood to process some logs. It's still looking pretty winter-like there:
But if you look a bit more closely there are bluebell shoots coming up!
This was the job of the day, loading logs into racks and cutting them... Fairly repetitive, but very satisfying!
The highlight of the day, however, was not logs but wildlife! As I was driving in I saw some very fat-looking male Pheasants, and once I started work I saw two Greater Spotted Woodpeckers up in an oak tree. Not sure if they were arguing over territory or courting, but they were certainly making a lot of noise and not paying me much attention.
Better than that though was the wild boar! I had just walked from the wood out of our entrance into the wayleave, to take stuff to the car, and heard some noises behind me - I looked round and saw several wild boar running fast from the wayleave into the woods, just 20m away! I didn't have a camera in my hand, so no pictures, but I did see their tracks in our entrance:
Anyway, with the excitement over I covered up the log pile, which is looking much smaller now. I reckon what's left may well fit into our stores once cut up, and see us through next winter:
Compare it to what was there in October 2011!!!
Anyway, I'm done with winter now (as is our gas supply...), I could do with Spring...