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Friday, August 19, 2011

More and More Firewood...

52 degrees - 7:07 am - overcast...

This past week has been all about cutting, splitting and stacking firewood.  We have only gotten about one-third of the cut rounds split which equals out to be about 4 cords of firewood. 

We are putting down black plastic with pallets on top for a vapor barrier.  Then the split firewood gets stacked on top to dry out.


Tony has been cutting down the trees and cutting them into rounds so they are easier to move around and load onto the load splitter.  In the meantime, I have been busy splitting and stacking the firewood while the kids are running around and playing.  They will occasionally come over and try to help stack the firewood but the attention span of a 6 and 2 year old aren’t that long when it comes to “chores”.  Instead they would rather be running around playing with their tractors, catching bugs, picking wild flowers, making forts, or playing ‘King of the Mountain’.

Jack: "King of the Mountain!"

Yesterday Tony and my dad were able to help me do a little splitting and stcking.


First load of cut rounds are split.  Just need to put down some more plastic and
pallets to finish stacking the firewood and then onto the next load of rounds.

We are off to do some more firewood today and let me tell you, that is a serious “workout”!

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