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 Photo-a-Day      (Thursday, 20th December, 2012) Views: 2,908 
Gathered winter fuel
 Gathered winter fuel   by Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
Mainly laurel and rhododendron resulting from my chainsawing my way down the garden of our retirement home to bring the overgrown bushes under control. The crates were last used to deliver headstones to Varty's yard in Lower Ince.

Comment by Ken R on 20th December 2012 at 00:04
A lot of dead ends in those crates now Rev.


Comment by Alan (on Van Isle) on 20th December 2012 at 00:04
Hope you have a fireplace or wood stove.....that's enough to keep you warm for most of the winter


Comment by Lizzie down under on 20th December 2012 at 00:51
Have you been a busy fellow!!! Your back garden must have been very badly overgrown, well done and you have the pictures to prove it, cheers!!


Comment by Derek Platt on 20th December 2012 at 03:25
What no critters?


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 20th December 2012 at 03:54
This will save on heating bills, Rev David !!
You didn`t reply to my comment on 16th Dec.at 08:04 on your P-a-D 15th Dec.`12.


Comment by Mick on 20th December 2012 at 04:05
Did you gather them during a cruel frost on the feast of Stephen.


Comment by Fred Cunliffe on 20th December 2012 at 05:03
Interesting photo Reverend,don't log off yet!


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 20th December 2012 at 07:50
Didn't know what that was all for until I read the description - then it twigged :)

I'll log that one down to experience :-)


Comment by Harry C. on 20th December 2012 at 08:09
That (woodn't) last long in this weather!


Comment by Lizzie down under on 20th December 2012 at 08:27
Stop it you fellas you are driving me insane with laughter!!!!!!


Comment by Rev David Long on 20th December 2012 at 09:11
Given the level of the humour, Lizzie, I think the folks here should stick to their roots - I don't think they should branch out into a career in comedy. In fact, I think they should take their bough now, pack their trunks, and go off for (a) rest.
The wood, of course, is for next winter. It has to be seasoned before it can be used as fuel.


Comment by John Morris on 20th December 2012 at 10:44
Like you Dave, this one had me stumped until I read the caption. It looks like the Rev. is branching out into the fuel business. Perhaps we should all take a leaf out of his book!


Comment by Neil Rigby on 20th December 2012 at 11:01
Esau Wood sawed wood. All the wood Esau Wood saw, Esau Wood would saw. All the wood he saw, Esau sought to saw. One day Esau Wood's wood-saw would saw no wood. So Esau Wood sought a new wood-saw. The new wood-saw would saw wood. Oh, the wood Esau Wood would saw. Esau sought a saw that would saw wood as no other wood-saw would saw. And Esau found a saw that would saw as no other wood-saw would saw. And Esau Wood sawed wood.


Comment by Janice on 20th December 2012 at 11:25
I need to get up earlier - missed out on all the puns now but that oak-ay. Firs fir in love and war! Well I ash yer! (OK I will go back to bed)


Comment by joe on 20th December 2012 at 11:42
your all BARKing


Comment by harry on 20th December 2012 at 16:34
leave it


Comment by Helen on 20th December 2012 at 16:42
Wonderful corny comments...made me giggle ! Lets all make a New Year's Resolution...be more happy,cheerful & love our fellow men...& women, even if we can't stand them !!


Comment by Loz on 20th December 2012 at 17:16
Gggggggrrrrrrroan...


Comment by Lizzie down under on 20th December 2012 at 18:04
This is priceless!!!!
Rev David you have a lot to answer for bringing all this happiness!!!! What a giggle!!!!
Such a pleasure to log this one!!
Merry Christmas to you and yours keep up the good work, cheers, Lizzie.


Comment by B Brad on 20th December 2012 at 20:03
The best and funniest this year.


Comment by Fred Mason on 20th December 2012 at 20:15
Yes, Helen, I agree, of course I wood, wooden I?..


Comment by Skeets on 20th December 2012 at 20:28
......is knotted up laughing ....
(came in late on this one - it's early morning of the next day here)


Comment by peterp on 20th December 2012 at 21:15
plenty yule tide logs there


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 20th December 2012 at 21:44
Well we have got some priceless comedians here ,everyone a winner !!Well done all ....i can`t think of anything.not as clever as these anyway!


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 20th December 2012 at 21:54
This is a lovely picture .You have worked very hard .collecting and storing for the winter,,,,,thought you had retired.!


Comment by Janice on 20th December 2012 at 22:10
If we had known Skeets, we would have made a trunk call to
wake you up!


Comment by Lizzie down under on 20th December 2012 at 22:29
Come on folks we could keep this going all day 'cause I am in your tomorrow!!!! Wooden it be wooderful!!!!! Cheers!!!


Comment by Derek Platt on 20th December 2012 at 23:58
Well I wood have joined in the hilarity, butt i've been logged off all day and only just twigged what was going on


Comment by britboy on 21st December 2012 at 01:49
Love the comment about enough wood to last all winter...would last about a week up in the northwoods across the pond here. It's just done 24hours blizzard conditions, whiteout snow, reckon that wood pile could have been burned today. Lol


Comment by Norman Skellon, Sydney on 21st December 2012 at 09:29
All I want is a room somewhere,
Far away from the cold night air.
With one enormous chair,
Aow, woodn't it be loverly?

Lots of choc'lates for me to eat,
Lots of wood makin' lots of 'eat.
Warm face, warm 'ands, warm feet,
Aow, woodn't it be loverly?


Apologies to Lerner and Loewe


Comment by Lizzie down under on 21st December 2012 at 10:47
Loverly!!!!
Loverly!!!!
Loverly!!!!

:-)


Comment by joe on 21st December 2012 at 11:11
merry xmas wigan branch


Comment by harry on 21st December 2012 at 11:15
sapling fellow


Comment by Skeets on 21st December 2012 at 20:46
Well done Rev, a man who cuts his own wood is warm twice ....


Comment by Norman Skellon, Sydney on 22nd December 2012 at 03:48
Lizzie, I woodn't like to leaf you in the bark, so I should tell you that the above loverly lyrics come from the evergreen musical My Fir Lady.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 22nd December 2012 at 10:14
Told you this could go on for ever......
Norm..... My Fir Lady........
Read it in school...... Pygmalion....... :-)


Comment by Norman Skellon, Sydney on 23rd December 2012 at 03:11
Lizzie, if you liked My Fir Lady, you might also like another arboreal musical, Oaklahoma.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 23rd December 2012 at 20:34
Or a nice film......
The Thomas Crown afir......... Cheers!!


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 23rd December 2012 at 22:55
Very good Lizzie...your`e not just a pretty face then.Happy xmas to you and all your family.
Enjoy your weather for as long as it lasts.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 23rd December 2012 at 23:34
Thankyou Jean!!
A Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the very best for the New Year xx


Comment by Norman Skellon, Sydney on 24th December 2012 at 07:56
I think we are all sycamore puns about trees. Call it a day on this Christmas Eve, and the season's greetings to Wiganers everywhere.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 24th December 2012 at 11:32
Hear hear Norman !!!!
All the best Cobber!!!
DonIt forget to throw another shrimp on the barbie...... Make it a king prawn'!!!!!!!!
Cheers!!


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