Mother Evstratia came to the monastery early in the morning and, before long, she was busy chopping wood with a large axe, then she took the splitting maul to split the huge pieces of wood.  As if that were not enough, she asked Andy if we had a chain saw, which he then brought out of the workshop.  She attacked a number of logs, then went back to chopping wood.  You could certainly tell that she had enough experience in her own monastery in Romania.We now have freshly chopped wood piles where the wood can be seasoned for the winter.  I hope that we can put up a photo of the little robin chicks peering out of their nest.  Jon began cutting the tall grass behind the cottage, beautiful thought that this grass is, it still is invasive and fast spreading.

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