Firewood Splitting Assistant


Of Mice and Mountain MenTim is a friend of ours. He used to be our next door neighbor, but a couple of years ago he and his wife were offered a great deal on a house she had always admired and they moved down the road. He's still one of my best friends, just not as much of a neighbor.

I had the truck today — because I was doing a dog transport — and decided to stop in and see Tim on my way home. We talked for a while, then his dog needed to go out for a walk. As we were leaving, Tim said, "Hey! Do you want some wood?" He pointed across to the far side of his property where recent winds had broken off a small maple tree. He'd already cut it up but had no use for it. We use firewood for heat, so I'm always glad of a gift of firewood, especially when it's already cut up and ready to load! I thanked him and loaded it up.

Firewood from Tim

I figured I'd back the truck in to my loading dock, roll the wood splitter out onto the dock, split the wood as it came off the truck and stack it. Since it's green wood, I won't be able to burn it this year, it needs to season first. I'll stack it on the far end of the “ready to use” wood stack and hope we don't burn through the whole stack this winter.

Before getting started, I went inside to check messages and look in on the dogs. While I was inside someone in the area decided to start some target practice with his blunderbuss.

Sweet face

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