Matt came by on Saturday morning, pulled up in his hulking truck to show us how to properly use a chainsaw. He's one of those people it's hard not to really like and as he was trying to avoid going car shopping (groan), we ended up chatting at length. Being both an arborist and a CFA volunteer, he had some interesting, nay terrifying, things to say about how trees are falling over as they halve their root systems due to drought and (the CFA bit) about the run up to fire season. An old bloke he knows who keeps reams of weather records told him that conditions, this year, are slightly worse than they were back in '82. Yep, that'd be Ash Wednesday, people.
So, this is a little ritualistic sort of reminder to myself, and maybe you, to give thanks to the CFA for the skilled work they do.