T'reeple I call them. Three people carved from three +20ft tall trees, facing southeast.
Firewood

Big Island, Nova Scotia

Saturday road trip! We have a new client for our kiln dried firewood and they live in an area of the province that we have never been to before. It’s the middle of winter in Nova Scotia, what could go wrong? Well nothing does, actually quite the opposite.

The destination was about an hour north west of us on an island off the northeast coast. It required driving over a causeway that traverses a long natural sand dune.

Big Island causeway, start
Big Island causeway

We didn’t take pictures of the customers property for privacy reasons, but after delivering the firewood we decided to explore the island’s one main road to see what the island had to offer. We were not disappointed.

Big Island, end of the road.
Big Island, end of the road.

Coastal views are never a bad thing, that’s for sure. We eventually reached the end of the road.

End of the road, Big Island, Nova Scotia.
End of the road, Big Island, Nova Scotia.
Big Island, end of the road.
Big Island, end of the road.

Then it was time to turn back and head home. The island still had surprises in store for us. First up, deer in the field. Trust us, they were there 🙂 Two deer, looking at us, then at each other, then back to us. Probably wondering what that big red dot was moving across the landscape.

Deer in a farmer's field.
Deer in a farmer’s field.

Next up, this magical discovery!

T'reeple I call them. Three people carved from three +20ft tall trees, facing southeast.
Wood carvings from trees.
T'reeple I call them. Three people carved from three +20ft tall trees, facing southeast.
Close up of the three tree carvings.

+20 ft tall, three people carved from trees. T’reeple I call them. 🙂

Heading back across the causeway, we decided to stop and visit the beach that runs the full length of the causeway.

6km protected beach on Big Isalnd, Nova Scotia
A winter panorama view of a 6km protected beach in Nova Scotia.

We uploaded a video of our road trip today which includes our beach visit and the wonderful sound of the waves rolling in on the icy beach. Enjoy!

Well that concludes our Saturday morning in this neck of the woods. Once home, we stopped long enough to have lunch and then it was out to the wood yard to split a cord of firewood before more snow was forecasted for Sunday. On our way out to the wood yard, we had to cut some lumber to repair some of the crates, then we started up the firewood processor. That revealed a stuck hydraulic value causing the splitting ram to continually go back and forth. Nothing a propane torch can’t fix.

Life adventures. Take each day one at a time and enjoy the little moments because when its -4ºC with wind blowing while trying to unthaw a splitter value, you need to draw upon those memories to keep you smiling.

Yes, I am smiling in the photo. 🙂

This is my happy face while trying to fix a frozen hydraulic value in -4ºC.
Firewood on a Saturday afternoon in Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia.

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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