|All the stacks visible go into this one kiln and we allready made up the core....|
|The Mss and I joining forces|
|and of course no openairevent here can go without.....|
|My beloved wife thought we needed more variation, so 2 very ovenfresh rhubarbpies with vanillacream joined us.|
But not for long! ;)
|Even my youngest daughter chimed in on the varietytheme.|
Her version was very fresh blueberryjam.....without sugar.
It was a very good day. We achieved more then anticipated, we socialised a lot, had good food, good company, a lot of laughs and very good weather....
|The day draws to and end...|
Sundaymorning we went back.
Since we came so far and since the weather was so good we wanted to get the kiln covered up. For that we needed sprucebranches.... a lot of them. They have to be as fresh as possible, so they cover up the wood completely to keep out the gravel that is going to seal it all up.
Unfortunately the good weather had a downside; the fresh boughs we were supposed to collect at a woodcutting site had all wilted and dried up. The needles fell out. That was a bit of a set back. This meant we had to go into the woods and collect fresh boughs. Armed with hooked bills, hatchets, a saw and garden shears we went to work, spreading the harvest over many trees. It was hot, even between the trees and the forest was heavy with that sweet sent of spruce and pine. During the "harvest" I approached a small stand of young spruce. As I came close I saw a large, brown bird dash away, making a lot of noice. Yet it did not go far, kept close and kept making noice. I knew something was not right and as I looked between the boughs, ready to cut some off, I saw a nest. It was quite deep, with a smooth cuplike interior and in it were a handfull of blue eggs.... I immediately backed away, but moved gently as not to cause more distress to the appearant mother.
|Even jr. pitched in and did his fair share!|
And what better way then washing off the dirt and sweat and enjoying the good weather and company then go for a swim. We learned of a great swimminglocation, even closer to home then the previous one.