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November 22, 2010

Brookville Wednesdays...and chopping wood!

Rob took the girls to Brookville, IN again a couple days ago, while I was at work. It about an hour away. It's a HUGE outdoor flea market. They usually buy Amish cheese and lots of vegetables, such great prices, it's worth the trip. He got a dozen brown eggs for $2.25. He bought lots of sweet potatoes and 50 lbs. of red potatoes too. We'll store them in the basement. I walk in the door to smell cabbage and cauliflower cooking. Gas alert! Then, Hannah and Olivia excitedly show me the knitting needles he bought for them, just 50 cents a pair!Lots of hard work. I carried several heavy logs to the trailer...oh, man. I don't know how Rob has the strength to do it...50 to 100 pound pieces of wood. I guess this one below was 200 pounds, which we'll cut up. He paid $150 for all the wood and it's probably about 6 cords...what a deal. It will heat our home for about 2 winters. I love our woodstove!
We counted about 80 rings...but the man who sold us the wood, said he thought it was about 150 years old...what do you think? How old does it look?
Olivia counting the rings on the oak tree. Rob wants to save a big slice of the tree to make a table with...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love that Rob is going to make a table with it. I have been begging my sisters husband (who is a carpenter) to make me some log furniture. I love the look of the naturalwood with the bark on it, and natural shapes, so rustic and cool! Cant wait to see pics!

Lori

Sandy said...

So creative! We used tree cookies to make a path in our backyard.

Stacey said...

Love the table idea!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving - hope you & your family have a great day:)

EmilyRSPS said...

Mmmm..Love Farmer's markets!!

I've been meaning to go out to Brookville! It is so adorable out there!!

Sounds like you have a very strong husband! :D

H West said...

Oooooo. . .I want to see that coffee table.

Pres. Kathy said...

I can't wait to see pictures of the table~ I love that the girls got to count the rings on the tree. That is hand-on learning at its best!

Jeannette said...

Your post is like one big hug of living close to the source....
Real work that produces for real needs and makes the body healthy too...great stuff.

Julie said...

Oh how I miss having a wood stove. My parent's house had one when I was growing up.