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Tuesday, August 2, 2011


70 degrees outside - 7:40 pm - clear blue sky, sun is slowly slipping down behind the mountain...

The firewood cutting for this coming winter is underway.  We are going to have a minimum of eight cords and hope to have the majority of it cut and split in the next couple of weeks so it will be ready to start drying out.  Tony has been falling the trees and cutting them into rounds so they are easier to move around.  We have then been taking turns using the log splitter (I love the log splitter, it saves so much time!) and stacking the firewood.  The kids even jump in now and then helping to stack firewood but their attention span only last for a short while before they are off running around and playing again.

We had been hoping to have all of our firewood cut and dried by Memorial Weekend, but with this years crazy weather that just hasn’t happened.  So we are running a little behind schedule, but better late than never!

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