This is all the wood we brought back which is now stacked up by our existing wood pile at our home.
Well, as usual, we spent a little too much time geocaching, and by the time we got to our property it was getting close to dusk. So we ended up rushing to cut up as much of the tree as possible and load what we could into the truck. Now luckily, even though we were rushing, DH didn't make any bad mistakes like cutting off any human limbs with the chainsaw, however, I ended up hurting my back I think because I was rushing so much to load the wood in the truck. I wasn't using the slow and steady method - I was pretty much tugging on the wood and giving it the heave-ho with all my might and hoping for the best. Fortunately, I didn't strain my back too badly, it only hurt a bit for a few days.
While we were running around clearing the wood, I set DD to the task of gathering more "doo-dads" to make some sort of memento of our property to remind us of it over the loooooong cold winter. She got a lot of cool stuff, even some fungus. Which of course was a bonus because then on the way home she could say, "there is a fungus among-us"! Ha ha. Anyway, now check out all the doo-dads I have!
That black thing in the upper right hand corner is Texdog's black nose getting some sniffs.
So, for those of you who read about my quandry of what to make out of my doo-dads (quandry here), DH read your ideas and asked me what a shadow box is. After I explained, he said, "Well we have something like that right in our sunroom." The light bulb went on. Yes! We have a coffee table in there with a glass top that can come off, and you can put things inside it. Right now we have sand and seashells, but we can empty that out and make it into a big shadow box and use the doo-dads! Why on earth did I not think of this??
Here's a pic of the coffee table as it is now
I'll be sure to take a pic when we put our doo-dads in it! Thanks for the great idea!