The other day, hubby says, “I’m not sure we will have enough firewood”. Of course, he says that every year and we always have plenty and a lot left over! But, since it’s his job to make sure we have enough logs brought throughout the year, to cut those logs into workable “splittin” size and then split all that into firewood, I can understand. I think. In my previous post, there are some pictures of the “before” work got started, but I will place this one here to give you an idea:
If you zoom in, you can see the split pile to the left and the logs and log sections that need to be split.
Fortunately, we had some help this year. A young strong fellow who needed some cash to help pay his bills came over for a few days and helped gitter done. Needless to say, we were grateful for the help and he was grateful for the opportunity!
Here is one of the rather large log sections ready to be split. Needless to say, it certainly helps if you just happen to have the right equipment for the job!
Once the guys were done, the pile had grown significantly and, since we had a LOT of rain in the forecast, hubby had to get a tarp over it. He had offered to haul off an old pool cover a couple years ago, and it sure has come in handy for such things. I would say the big pile is about 12-15 feet tall and at least 15 feet wide or more.
Of course, having a pile close to the deck makes it quite a bit easier to get it up onto the deck and into the house. This will last four or five days. Never had a wood stove? Well, let me tell you what. It takes a lot of wood every single day if you are burning 24/7!
Of course, once again, it is wonderful having equipment to haul the wood from one pile to another!
With most of the logs split, the few remaining chunks can just sit there until time and desire permits to finish up.
I Praise the Lord for providing us with friends who “donate” the logs and those who help with the wood splitting. He is ever so gracious to us all the year round with the beauty provided by His Creation that we daily enjoy to His Blessings so abundantly given. Shout joyfully under the Lord, all the earth! May our hearts rejoice in His Love!
So, I am pretty sure we will have enough firewood for this winter! Ya think? Ha ha