The Transnistria parliament building with a statue of Lenin out front. In the city of Tiraspol, Transnistria. Photo taken December 9, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Nice day to get stuff done

And it looks like the next few days are going to be nice. Great change from the blast of cold air we had last week!

I've got a bunch of logs that have been stored beside the woodshed and if I can get them cut and split and put into the woodshed, they'll be dry enough to burn next year. One of the people here lent us a little wood splitter.

Here's the pile that I want to get cleaned up...


Oh, and this pile that needs to be split too...


So when I saw the little electric woodsplitter, I wasn't sure that it would be up to the job! It looked kinda "Mickey Mouse", if you know what I mean...

I was used to using a big gas powered one that Ruth's dad has.

But this one actually worked pretty good! I was pleasantly surprised!

Meanwhile, Ruth was tidying up some of the bushes...



Before

After. Pics don't do it justice. It really does look much better!

Cows in the field opposite where Ruth was working.

Our Amazon.com deal of the day?


Great for reading, handicrafts, anything working with your hands where you need some light on the subject. For $6.99, it even comes with 3 AAA Batteries!


11 comments:

  1. My stove is BEAUTIFUL!!! Left the trays in bags over night and just put them back on stove.....WORKS GREAT! Thanks for the great tip!

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  2. You two are soooo busy! Those are huge bushes Ruth.
    We are also cutting up wood-for winter as we don't have central heating in our little cottage. Just one storage heater in our kitchen. Fortunately Mr Sft gets free pallettes from the printing company he works for so we have a constant supply. We bought £100 worth of coal and that with the wood will hopefully last us 3 years like the last bunker full.

    Like the head lamp.

    Sft x

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    1. And I am loving the header photos-Mexico looks beautiful. Never thought of going there but you are persuading us!

      Sft x

      http://349sfttoseetheworldchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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    2. Sounds like you will be toasty warm for very little money if this will supply you for 3 winters. That is the nice thing about having a small house, it doesn't require much to keep it warm.

      You definitely need to go to Mexico, it is one of our most favourite destinations. There is so much diversity there in ecosystems, in culture and in it's people who we find to be some of the most friendliest people we have met throughout all of our travels.

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  3. The little splitter that could. Nice pile of firewood for next summer. I hope people appreciate all the extra work you both have put in. :c)

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    1. That little pile will have nothing on the pile that will get delivered next spring, that whole building will be full to overflowing.

      Yep, the board members are very appreciative!

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  4. Its been a long time since I used a wood splitter, but they sure do work pretty nice.

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    1. Kevin says it works really well despite it being so small.

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  5. What is fun about today's blog is that you seem to be having fun while working! What a gift.

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    1. Thanks Nan and yes, we are having fun. It is so nice to see the progress that we are making.

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