The wood still needs to be cut and split and we had some help on Sunday. Daughter Amanda, her boyfriend Yusuf and sister Sue all were all there. I can’t tell you how much you can get done with helping hands. The saying “many hands make light work” really rang true.
Each person had their own job, depending upon their skill level with pieces of equipment. Well, everyone can use the splitter but not everyone can wield a chainsaw (that’s the piece of equipment I stay away from).
Chester just likes to be in the thick of things. He’s not afraid of the noise of the equipment or tractor (although he stays away from the chainsaw as well). The splitter is a real godsend to people our age or anyone for that matter. The pieces of wood that were dispatched were large, some 25 to 30 inches across. If they weren’t full of knots they were spit with ease.
The wood we split Sunday was ash and cherry. I love splitting ash, it’s beautiful and splits easily. Cherry on the other hand . . .
By the time we were done we had a wall of wood over 25 feet long and 5 feet high. All in all a great days work.
Of course this was happening all day with anyone that was near him. Chester had a good day too.
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Oh the joy of country families working together – you are so blessed.
From these photos it looks like Sue was The Supervisor.
She was running the splitter. That job entails not cutting off someone’s finger :0)
We used to cut wood when I was just out of college and my siblings were still in college. My mother always said we were warmed twice by that wood.
We are warmed about 4 times I figure. We have to move it and stack it a couple of times – but stacking wood is one of my favorite jobs. It gives me such a feeling of satisfaction when it’s all done.