Tuesday, February 24, 2009

wood is good

lately we have seen quite a bit of action. on friday, herself went up to where uncle martin works and collected a trailer-full of wood. uncle martin is a saint. uncle martin works at a place where they make wooden things and they have a lot of off-cuts of untreated wood. as well as giving one of his kidneys to keep himself going uncle martin has also kept our whole family warm over this winter with wood.

i have a theory about superkidny. as he came from a man who loves wood, he has been missing the tang of resin. but try as he might, superkidny could not kindle the love of wood in himself. himself's love of football stifles wood-love. so, by a crafty process of sending out wood-loving rays through himself's ample belly, superkidny has managed to infiltrate my boy. all of a sudden my boy has become interested in carpentry. in fact it is more than an interest. it is an obsession. my boy is not one to do things by halves.

the trailer full of wood has interesting shapes. uncle martin has been making wooden dragons. the offcuts are therefore unusual. my boy had the idea of making some things with it. he has had a mate round who helped. here are some pictures of the finished products.







so frenetic is the rate of production that even herself cannot keep up with recording the masterpieces. since these photographs were taken further wonderful artifacts have appeared. there was a mace (now sadly de-constructed as it had been made from the line pole which was needed to dry washing), a candle holder of very solid proportions and a bird feeder which would happily accommodate a couple of eagles without their feathers getting ruffled.

the only drawback with all this is that we are again running out of wood to burn. it is a good thing it has turned mild...

8 comments:

Woman in a Window said...

That's funny.

Here, when my husband brings home castoffs my kids quickly belly-up and then fight over them. Then they hide them under their beds 'cause they know if I get my hands on them I'll chuck them in to warm my toes.

Your boy could do worse for a hobby. I think it's brilliant.

Catofstripes said...

Nice little table! With a bit of refinement you might be able to flog that at a car boot or on ebay.

uphilldowndale said...

My boy Joe would think such a stack of wood heavenly, most of it would be off to his tree house, to make 'special things'

Auntie Jane said...

Carpentry... a good hobby for your boy.

melody is slurping life said...

I love a mom who lets her boy express himself. And fine expressions of creativity they are.

deb said...

I noticed there is no snow on your patio and you have green plants sitting, alive in pots. Is this some kind of magic? I personally have been freezing my ass off all day, even with central heating.

Love the table.

Penny said...

What a wonderful craft for the lad to show an interest in.

Casdok said...

Very creative!