Queen’s birthday is our traditional work weekend when F/friends from around the country come along and help us with some of the big outside jobs. It is a weekend for work, fun and reconnection with communal work, laughter, music and song including a Sunday night concert.
Here are some photos of the usual woodsplitting, more of which was done at Waitangi day this year . After the storm damage there was much to do, plus some photos of creating firewood from the slash left after pines were removed.
Image Above: Teams of 4 at the wood chipper
Traditional tossing the penny
Clearing the slash in the far valley
The finished job. A woodpile cleared is a good feeling.
Traditional hammer throw
And, of course, is safety …
Fashion on the job is paramount