In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March work

Around here, March and April are for getting your wood pile into shape for next winter. All across the harbour we hear the chainsaws buzzing away.I can hear Greg's chainsaw, too, down near the fish house, where most days now he is out felling spruce. He cuts the trunks into logs and loads them onto his cart and pulls them up to the wood pile, where he splits them and stacks them.
So far he has stacked between one and two cords. Only eight or so cords to go. Not bad, really, since he is providing all the heat for the house.

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