Sunday, February 3, 2008

winter in humboldt is rainy, damp and cold, so we have lots of fires in the woodstove to heat the house and ward off molds of all kinds. as a city dweller i never needed to learn how to start a proper fire, but that's all changed now. i've learned to use a hatchet to split wood for kindling, and fortunately we have gloves which have protected me from some serious bruising. today sean used a maul, which i haven't tried yet, but it is strangely satisfying to watch as the wood cleanly falls apart.

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