Michael and Angie Helping Gathering Firewood
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On the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend our son Michael and daughter-in-law Angie dropped in on a surprise visit. And what a surprise it was! They came to help to get some firewood out of the Taite Creek area. While my foot had healed quite well over the past eight weeks, our family doctor insisted that I should not yet go into the woods picking mushrooms or cutting firewood. So the following photo essay will express our joy and appreciation for what Michael and Angie have done for us.
After Michael’s truck is loaded with logs from a large pine tree, Michael cuts down a larch for my small trailer.
Still having to be careful with my right foot, I cut the fallen tree into small pieces, while Michael carries them to the trailer.
He expertly accomplishes this task by two undercuts and then proudly presents himself with the chainsaw for the photo above.
With a truck full of precious firewood, we are thankful and all smiles. Even Piper, the miniature Australian shepherd, appears to make a happy face.
In the meantime Biene and Angie had been scouring the woods for those elusive pine mushrooms and are showing off their loot.
While I am taking pictures, Michael and Angie are unloading the truck. What a joy in a father’s heart!
After all this hard work, we all sat down for an early Thanksgiving dinner that Biene had so lovingly prepared before our outing into the woods.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!