Thursday, April 14, 2011
Pick up sticks
The Child and Husband eyed me dubiously as I produced two rather large baskets of twigs I'd been collecting over the summer from the garden. I'd been squirrelling them away rather than putting them in the green recycling bin because I had a plan. They backed into the house and left me to it.
Spent a happy three-quarters-of-an-hour tying bundles of them up to use as kindling in our fireplace when winter hits. I tried it out on a bunch or two last year and they worked an absolute treat.
Felt slightly guilty later in the day when I saw one of the local doves pick up a small twig from our garden and fly it back under the jasmine that grows along our fence. I've possibly held up the renovations that must be going on in there. No doubt I'll be hearing from the Council shortly.