Chop Wood

The little sayings about this one are true:

Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water.

Wood will warm you three times: once gathering, once chopping and once burning your fire.

Chopping wood is a wonderful form of daily meditation and connection to the mundane-but-profound experience of taking care of one’s needs. As someone who is usually part of the office-type activities at TLC Farm, I must admit that chopping wood is now one of the highlights of my week, and a nice way to warm up. Give thanks for the trees!

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