Sunday, February 22, 2015


It’s cold again in these parts.  17 below this morning at chore-time with a high just above.  Earlier in the week we had 28 below.  Don’t worry, I am not about to launch into another diatribe against the cold.  Today, I am sharing a few more pictures of “putting up” wood. 

Fortunately yesterday was a much warmer day; sunny with a high in the mid teens I believe.  Everyone was out to help and when you are talking about firewood, while many hands don’t make this light work exactly (just ask my sore muscles!), they do make the task go faster, more enjoyable, and more productive. You will see most of us in the photos that follow, but somehow I missed Kori, who came to help out - sorry Kori, but you know we really appreciated your help!!!

So, starting with some tracks from out in the wood cutting clearing and finishing up with a couple of wide does, here are some pictures from the weekend that I wanted to share. 
There were three sets of these crossing the clearing.  The glove measures 4.75 inches across.

Mickey's track (and paws) for comparison purposes...
Small logs and limbs waiting to be "buzz sawed" into firewood size

Big chunks ready to be split
Kurt brings out the splitter
Ardis runs the splitter and helps pull chunks over

This piece was too long to fit the splitter so Kevin is sizing it down.  Rollie, just a couple weeks out of his 2nd knee replacement surgery helps out.
A BIG load of split firewood

I didn't get any pictures in the afternoon when Kevin, Kurt, Kori and I did the buzz-sawing... we were just too busy!   Suffice to say it was a good days work!

Today, Kevin was very busy unloading and moving wood around... he has his own knee surgery tomorrow and is doing everything he can to make chores easy for Kurt and me.  We also got the goat pen cleaned out... just a month to go until kidding time!  The does were shut outside for a short time while we worked at it (complaining vociferously most of the time) and I managed to get just these 2 photos before the camera shut down from the cold...

Until next time my friends, be well and stay warm.

Big Bellied Daisy

and Wide Load Vinca