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The grub within

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My new favorite activity is splitting wood. Alex bought me a nice sharp new fiskar axe, and my neighbor's boyfriend (they're both in their 70s--adorable) gave me a huge heavy rusty maul. The older axe blasts through logs like tearing a sheet of paper. When I get a knotty log that the maul bounces off, the sharp fiskar can strip kindling strips off of it.

Anyway, I chopped one log and it blasted apart revealing this wood boring beetle larva. Pretty cool! I fed it to the chickens.

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plantmom
May. 16th, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)
I bet the chickens were happy. :-)
Aren't hand tools awesome? I bought a honing jig this week and have learned how to sharpen my chisels. I love that the method of restoring the front bevel uses basic geometry. A lovely little connection back to some very cool cats who figured this out twenty-three hundred years ago.
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