I live alone with my preschooler in an off-grid cabin on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia.
"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Saturday, 23 May 2015
What's in the tree?
The centre tree is a western hemlock and leaning into it from the left hand side is a much smaller hemlock. The arborist, J is in the largest hemlock about halfway's up. He has a dark colored backpack on that you may or may not be able to spot. While up there he freed the top of the smaller hemlock and then he cut it down when he was back on the ground. He also took down the second tree that was blocking the sunlight in the garden and then he bucked nearly everything up. J is from off island but he conducts himself in a professional manner that gives me peace of mind and that is why I hired him. Now it's up to me to get this watermelon smelling wood split up so it will dry in the summer sun. This wood gives me satisfaction visualizing it in my soon to be woodshed. It means freedom, peace and practically speaking warmth and for that I am filled with gratitude.