Saturday, December 29, 2012

Splitting Wood

This very necessary job wasn't begun until after lunch but once started went well. Below is Mark just as we were getting started.
This wasn't hard work, my job was to work the hydraulics on the splitter while Mark fed the logs but it sure was cold work. After my toes were feeling pretty frostbitten and fingers were stiff it was time to quit. The picture below was snapped of the split wood.
It was 18 degrees outside with a stiff breeze and light snow falling this afternoon, just not the most comfortable working weather. Most of the wood split will be for next year, although some was seasoned and moved unto the porch for this winter. I went in to warm up while Mark stacked the entire split pile in the shelter off the back of the garage. All of our work didn't seem to put much of a dent into the huge pile that still needs splitting. While using the equipment today just re-enforces how we have so much to be thankful for. Karin's dog Studly has moved over here from mom's house. Heidi was over for a while then wanted to go home for the night. She feels she must protect the place until mom comes back.

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