Friday, 2 May 2008
Winter in this neck of the woods is very cold, and although it is still Autumn, there have been many frosty nights already. This is what will keep me warm this winter - six tonnes of red gum firewood, delivered this morning and needing to be stacked in the woodshed. Five minutes after the truck left, my good friend Helen rang, alerted by another neighbour who had seen the truck coming up the road and guessed it was coming here. She had rung to tell me they would all be up tomorrow afternoon to help shift it under cover, and I was not to touch it in the meantime. A prime example of the lovely friends I have made in this place, and the sense of community that exists. A scrumptious sponge cake afterwards will be insufficient reward for such kindness.