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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Very Useful

During the week Col's brother A mends machinery for a big farming company but sometimes at weekends he helps a friend cut wood to sell. Most of their wood is hauled out from old woodland but his friend also has deliveries of off-cuts from a company that builds roofing trusses and the like.
His friend has a machine that cuts this new wood into kindling sticks but then they are left with all the odd shaped bits that won't fit in the kindling machine. Sometimes they've bagged them up to sell but not a good seller so he asked if we wanted them.
Last week he brought them over.

I had no idea there would be so much!

Thank you A, very useful.

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Sue

22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful offer!
    Rather like your aubergine, mishaps or not it will be just as useful!!
    Was thinking that with everything else that's happening you might find moving house overwhelming but in your true style it is giving you both something to do/enjoy during the waiting time for Col's treatment. It's sounding as though you are settling in happily and creating a proper home for yourselves. I'm full of admiration for you both. Sue

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    1. Thank you, we just keep jogging along but love living here

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  2. Always lovely to have this given. My brother makes wooden benches and brings me his off cuts for my kindling too.

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  3. Lovely gift. It's good to know it will be used to heat your home and and so nice in these times of trying not to waste anything that someone knew it would be of benefit to someone else. Catriona

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  4. fabulous I would love such a gift!

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  5. I collect twigs and pine cones from local woodland to use as kindling. It only takes a few minutes to gather several carrier bags full and, as the slogan goes, every little helps.

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    1. I wish we had fir trees and woodland for picking up pine cones as they are so good for fire starters but in the heart of arable country hardly any woodland around

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  6. Perfect kindling! Husband keeps a box of his own cut offs and leftovers for the same purpose. -Jenn

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  7. Now that is a very nice and useful gift. Soon be time to pick fir cones up to use as fire starters or just to pop on the fire. Only problem is I don't currently have a fire but so pleased for those that have. Anything to keep cosy. Take care.

    Pattypan

    x

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  8. Well, at least they don't seem to need chopping! When we had a woodburner, hated having to chop logs. And since I started a chimney fire that scared the life out of me with its roaring noise, I have sworn off woodburners.

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  9. We have plenty of wood for the wood burner as our smallholding has a boundary of poplars and every now and again, for example, during Storm Doris, one goes down. It's kindling I run short of and although twigs and sticks are okay, off cuts seem to work best. (I've started a smallholding blog by the way, if you are interested in taking a look).

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    1. In Suffolk! Shall read. Have Commented!
      BTW we used bits of old pallets for kindling when we were at the smallholding and did all heating with wood. We had free old pallets from a feed company and cut them so that I could use the best bits for kindling. Here we onl

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    2. whoops as I was saying,here we only have a small woodburner and I can find enough from twigs and bits off the meadow

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  10. I wish you lived closer ~ I struggled to find a taker for my old apple tree I had to cut down. Nobody wanted it because they had to dry it themselves. Talk about spoon feeding!

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    1. Yes we would have had it straight away.

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  11. Super kindling or even logs for a wood burner Sue. Lucky you - but then you can really do with a bit of luck.

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    1. A shed full of logs,kindling and now all these small bits and we will be warm all winter!

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  12. Very useful indeed. I love it when you get offered useful things for free!

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  13. That's enough to give me palpitations! Wood...cut up...oohhhh lovely. x

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  14. Great for you and great that the wood will be used for something rather than being thrown away!

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