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Chopping wood with an axe is such an enjoyable activity.

Bacchus

Good Lord I really enjoyed that article and prob would have enjoyed the tv show

ennir

I loved the person who couldn't go to sleep for the excitement of seeing the next log go on the fire.

KenS

don't get me started

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Put another log on the fire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4KJrvlMccw

6079_Smith_W

I watched "Days of Heaven" with my grandmother one time. Her only comment: "They're making those stooks all wrong". Funny how when you are actually familiar with something you automatically notice that stuff. It's like the American TV shows where they dress people they way they think they should be for -35.

 

6079_Smith_W

NorthReport wrote:

Chopping wood with an axe is such an enjoyable activity.

Speaking which, I remember driving a big, beefy weightlifter to distraction one time because he didn't understand the principle that most of the force goes into the swing and letting momentum do the work, not trying your damndest to drive the blade into the wood. He couldn't handle the fact that a guy half his size was splitting rounds he could barely dent.

 

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Like ringing the bell at a carney show.

6079_Smith_W

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Like ringing the bell at a carney show.

Exactly. And for the record, I was not so cruel as to not explain it to him. But he still had a hard time with seeing it.

Frankly, when I am cutting wet wood, by the time it hits most of my energy is going into holding the axe back from flying off into the bush, not pushing it forward.

militantdilettante

Then, I lit a fire

Isn't it good,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxxGVjLNpek

Michelle

What a great article!  Thanks, NorthReport!

NorthReport

I often wish we bordered on those Scandanavian countries, rather than our gun-crazed elephant to our South. But then we would have to travel farther to get to Disneyland. Wink

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Norway’s ‘Doomsday Vault’ holds a priceless treasure: Seeds

Norway opened the vault in 2008 on a remote archipelago in the High Arctic. More than 1,400 gene banks were invited to send duplicate seeds to protect their genes in case of disaster.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/08/31/norways_doomsday_vault_hold...

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Norway Is Building the World's First Ship Tunnel

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/norway-is-building-the-worlds-first-ship...

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Jusr like Canada, eh!

What a collective useless bunch of governments we have had running Canada since Confederation, and now they are basically allowing provinces like BC to bit-by-bit, to dismantle our Health Care system.

 

Norway's wealth fund hits NOK 8 trillion milestone

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/norways-wealth-fund-hits-nok-8-trillion-mi...

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