We learnt our lesson. Securing the firewood for winter is of enormous importance. Running around in the cold, chopping down trees, always behind, never enough… yes, the firewood is essential.
There is a strange logic, almost an absurdity in the fact, that the first thing you have to do in the spring… is to think about winter.
There is also continuity in it.
We are living in a temporary house while fixing Lénsætter- our new place. Our old place, the timber house we build, is being turned into a forest collective- as we speak. It´s all good, it´s all fine, we just weren´t as suited for community as we thought we were. We wanted a tribe- but it´s family first and we need to settle, we need to find our peace. First.
It´s all about the order of things…
We´re cutting down trees for firewood and for building material.
It´s hard work and there´s so much to say about it but today I said enough so here´s some pictures instead:
What is this?
This is a natural electrical kettle. Many thanks to Nadia & Ingi who gave it to us- it´s of great use when cutting down trees in the forest!
The fire goes up all the way in the middle thus boiling the water very fast. Mmmm. Coffee. That´s how we begin the day.
This is a boy. Almost a man. Sebastian, 17. He has been given a task: to build himself a small natural building on the plot. He learnt a lot while we worked on our previous house- now it is time for him to put all of this knowledge into practise.
He has found himself a beautiful spot by the creek and is exited about the work (ahem… most of the time).
I´m very proud of him.
Sometimes we´re happy.
Sometimes the boy looks just like his father.
There´s a lot of resin in spruce and pine. Resin naturally seals (and heals) wounds.
Pine resin contains a chemical compound that keeps microorganisms from infecting the pine tree. It works the same way on your skin.
Practical. When working with axes.
Victoria, 17 year old dreamer (who does not like to have her picture taken) spends a lot of time walking in the forest. She is currently scouting for nice things for her own natural building (or simply just enjoying the alone time) Today she came home with this.
She found a creek where the stones were all covered in a sort of gold-like material. It comes off when you touch it.
Rumour has it that there´s gold in these mountains. Can it be?
(please share your thoughts on the facebook page – I´m totally curious and/or having gold fever)
So that´s what we did today. We also did a lot of other stuff.