Saturday Wood-Work

I believe I’ve mentioned on here that Maple and myself currently heat our small, humble Garagehome solely by wood heat. Due to the fact that:

1. We’d sold a bunch of our surplus wood this summer for some extra cash and –

2. That the remaining wood we still had on the land was situated downhill from us,

Our own personal supply of wood had grown quite low.

(Side Note: Ever tried moving wood uphill? It’s a pain in the patinky. This is universally acknowledged by everyone anywhere who has ever had to move wood uphill. Maple is stronger in the arms than me, which means he only has to throw wood uphill one time to get it to the driveway (where we use a sled or wheelbarrow to haul it to the wood sheds.) I, on the other hand, usually have to throw the wood two or three times to get it to the driveway which means that by the third throw I’m usually beyond frustrated at, oh, everything (but lack of toyo, lack of arm strength, and Maple-for-having-arm-strength-and-not-throwing-the-cord-of-wood-by-himself usually make the cut.)

Anyway, on Saturday early morning, our wood shed looked like this:

535696_781922309902_168206832_nDue to the crazy-ness of last week (and the total lack of time spent at home) the inside of the Garagehome was about as dirty as the wood sheds outside were bare so Maple and myself tag-teamed the day. I cleaned the inside and he split, moved and stacked roughly 3/4 of a cord of wood. When he was about 2/3 of the way done I went outside to snap a few photos.

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The man behind the magic, Maple himself, took a few minutes out of his work to pose.

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Surrounded by bounty.

Surrounded by bounty.

At the end of the daylight (around 4:30 now!) we had a good stock of wood built back up. Saturday for the rest of February and March has been decreed as Wood Day. On Wood Day at least some portion of the day needs to be devoted to hauling, splitting, stacking or throwing wood around. We want at least 3 cords built up for next Winter before Summer even starts. I’ll keep y’all updated.

543527_781922349822_1439711590_nCheers and Love,

Maple and Me

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