Cutting it down to size
We are nearly finished with our firewood supply for this fall. We typically burn between six and eight cords each winter, depending on how cold it gets. And that old adage, “Firewood warms you twice,” is definitely true. Cutting, splitting and hauling firewood definitely warms you the first time.
Late this winter, during one of the wet periods (that is not very specific, considering how wet the whole winter was), a large tree fell into the pasture behind the house, pulled clear up at the roots. Then, my husband spent a few weeks pulling downed logs out of our woods and dragging them into the open where they could be more safely and efficiently cut and split. However, before he could begin cutting and splitting them, he had open-heart surgery and became quite limited for the duration of the spring work.
One Sunday after he made it home from the hospital, one of our friends showed up with chainsaws and fuel and headed up on the hill where the logs were. After a few hours, he had half of those trees cut into chunks.