All this nice weather gave us lots of time outside to get back to the tree mess.
It's time to deal with the really, really big ones now. It's scary. I won't go near the bigger gas powered chainsaws so that's all on The Mister.
I'm not very good at splitting either but I did some. I love watching The Mister split wood.
That's my very first cart load. I did it all by myself. Split and loaded. I managed four whole logs before I was worn out.
The wood from this particular tree is so pretty-but really heavy.
We split and loaded all day and when we were tired we just rolled the biggest of the logs across the yard to the new pile.
My reward was my first fire in my new pit. It was a little one but it was such a pleasure to put my feet up and listen to it crackle. I have to admit that I hated cutting down all my pretty trees but at the same time putting in a hard's days work is the cure for what ails you. I'm having a ball-blisters, bruises, backache and all.
You are my hero. Is there nothing you can’t do? There is no way on this earth that I would be able to split wood. I could load it and probably pull the cart across the yard, but split it? Nope. That is a very pretty log. Congratulations on your first fire. Blessings, BetsyReplyDelete
That wood is absolutely gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Your wood is so beautiful. Congratulations on your first fire!!ReplyDelete
Nothing like a good day's work! And yes, the wood itself is so pretty--the grain and the colors! I'm glad you got to enjoy a little fire, too!ReplyDelete
That's a lot of hard work, but how satisfying to kick back and relax by the fire!ReplyDelete
That multi-color wood is beautiful and the fire at the end of the day makes all the hard work worthwhile.ReplyDelete
Good for you! It makes me tired just seeing the photos. I bet you sleep well after that workout.ReplyDelete
Wow! The colours in the wood are so neat!ReplyDelete
That would is truly beautiful! I think I'd save a few chunks of tree to use as outdoor (or indoor for that matter) tables. It's too pretty to burn. I'd also put a giant "FREE - Split your own wood!" sign in my front yard and be done with the project. :)ReplyDelete
You are obviously getting a lot of exercise, fresh air and sunshine!ReplyDelete
You did FOUR of those monstrously huge logs! Wow! You go girl! Sure glad you got to enjoy a small bit of the fruits of your labor. You are crafty and STRONG!ReplyDelete
You rock. The first time Fireman tried to teach Zach to split a log and he knocked the wedge off and it flipped over and stabbed him right in the leg. Poor Zach He was green and about to faint!ReplyDelete
That looks like sooooo much work. Glad you are getting it all done.ReplyDelete