That is very interesting to me re: the wood Patricia.
I like the sound of it. Sometimes we buy a load of wood but
Here, what we do is go to a bog in the summer and save peat 'turf'.
It can be a really hard process at times.
First the rows of turf must be turned...then when this has a chance to dry it has to be kind of stacked into little bundles which is called 'footing' it.
Then sometimes this must be re-arranged again depending on the weather or how wet it was. Then put into bags and dragged home.
Can be very hard on your back and legs as your always humped over and bent down when saving it. You'd need to be in the full of your health.
The bog is such a peaceful place and almost spiritual...i like helping out too. The turf quality can be very hit or miss though depending on the weather...mostly its a challenge to get it dry enough but this year we had a few warm and v.windy days that almost dried it too much and then it kind of falls apart and turns almost to dust. Oh well!
In future i hope an alternative to the fossil fuels can be found for us all.
I understand how hard it can be to get back on plan too; i'm not currently
able to manage it after my last slip up....I'm not enjoying the side effects or consequence of being off plan at all. Need to work on my mindset badly.
I admire you so much for all your organisation and tenacity to keep going.
I'm in it too alongside you for the long haul.