21 April 2007

Trees fight back

More burning today, always good fun. I felt like Hercules when I pulled a dead tree down with my bare hands.

Ok, I was wearing gloves. And there was rope. And my dad helped. Still, after numerous coordinated heaves, it was very satisfying when it thumped to the ground.

Not long after, I sat on a rock a few feet from the fire to take a break. The wind picked up and a stick about 16 inches long and an inch and half in diameter smacked into my shoulder, flipping over to hit my wrist.

"Ow!" I scowled at the stick, picked it up, and threw it into the fire. I turned to the woods and said, "Don't even think about messing with me."

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  1. I wouldn't want to mess with you.....action woman! It's really great to get everything done.

  2. You should try out for "Survivor!"

  3. And she can even tame nature!

  4. Rach: action in all too small bursts, I'm afraid.

    Sizzle: Oh how my parents would laugh at that comment. Aside from burning once a year for 2-3 days, I spend very little time doing yard work. And I've never cared for camping (unless say, I'm in a hammock in a screened in porch ;)

    Neil: Again, the parents would laugh, particularly mom who watches Survivor "for the scenery." Besides, a guy from my graduating class in college already won Survivor a few years back.

    Mel: every once in a while. ;)