A day in the countryside, breathing farm air and helping family sounded like a wonderful adventure. We packed a picnic lunch and the bag of cookies I had fortuitously baked the day before and set off right away.
The slabs of Kauri were absolutely immense - around 4 meters long and weighing enough to give four strong blokes a hernia. Pile after pile after pile of them. Slabs, flitches, planks, heart wood and an almighty piece featuring incredible burls.
Those of us without the heavy lifting power were in charge of measuring, labelling and recording each piece of timber before being manhandled into the shipping container.
Our little girl had some lovely one on one time with her aunty.
Being able to connect with her aunty and uncle like this is priceless I wasn't the one, however, spending hours sweating and heaving timber all day long! We were generously gifted some pieces of swamp Kauri for my honey's efforts though. Very generous indeed.
A wonderful summer day.