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The Backyard Supervisors Again


We had some wood delivered the other day. A tree (not on our property) was deemed to be unsafe where it stood and so was taken out. This is an older picture of the wood splitter we would need to use again.

The Captain hauled the wood splitter closer to the wood shed and started work. The pieces of wood were too heavy to lift, so after rolling them over to the splitter, a little help was still needed to get the wood up onto the splitting beam. See the small plank leaning on the side of the wood splitter? That is for rolling the rounds of wood up into place.

Since this wood was going to be a good deal and excellent for heating the house next winter (as long as we did all the work), we had the rest of the tree delivered as well.

And who is supposed to lift THOSE? A power saw to make a cut when needed, and a splitting maul to crack the rounds into four pieces might make them more manageable. And now we have our work cut out for us. Even the job of splitting the wood will warm us up.

Thank goodness we still have the backyard supervisors to help us do it right. The picture of the supervisors was taken about five years ago when Emma (with her ear flipped back) was about one year old and Ruby was eight.

As it happens, today is Ruby’s 13th birthday. She’s a bit grayer around the muzzle and has a few lumps and bumps on her body, but except for being deaf, and sleeping more soundly, she is still managing to hang in there.

Happy birthday, Ruby!


Author: wordsfromanneli

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31 thoughts on “The Backyard Supervisors Again

  1. Happy birthday, Ruby!

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  2. Ruby “mein Schatz” I love you and wish you a very happy birthday and many more of them.

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  3. Such pretty dogs! And whoa, that’s a lot of cords there. Should keep ya toasty a good bit. 😎


  4. Happy birthday, Ruby! Stay warm!

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  5. Wow, that’s some heavy work.

    The pups look adorable. Happy birthday to Ruby. She’s such a love. πŸ’—

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  6. Happy Birthday, Ruby! I guess one of the perks of being deaf is that you sleep more soundly. πŸ™‚

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  7. They look like they had the situation well in hand. Sweet dogs!

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  8. Happy Birthday to Ruby! Such cute supervisors!

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  9. Happy Birthday, Ruby! πŸŽ‚

    They are so cute. πŸ™‚

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  10. Wow, thirteen. How lovely!

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  11. Long live Ruby !!!! πŸ™‚

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  12. Happy birthday, Ruby! You have lots going on in your yard.

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