Made some Paths, Dropped a Rotted Birch

I was working in a spot that was naturally flat. Instead of moving the logs to the closest trail as was the original plan, I made a new trail.

And it’s quaint

This tree gave me a lot of grief, it’s in a slope, it leans, it’s completely rotted, and it hung in a nearby maple so I had to walk it down. It was raining branches for a while. Thankfully there’s some good wood in it, but mostly I went through the trouble of bringing it all the way down because I can’t leave a dangerous tree anywhere near us. So I was committed on the first cut, when middle of the tree felt oddly soft to the saw…

I also took a small ash, that one was much easier.

Still likes to come pick up logs with me :).

Firewood Discipline

I always get carried away with Spring/Summer projects and forget about firewood until Fall comes around to remind us that it gets cold around here. I’m trying a new regimen that’s worked pretty well these past few weeks. Each week end I spend 1 day cutting trees no matter what projects are happening. Then during the week I split & stack the logs. Hopefully I can stick to it long enough to have an extra year or 2 worth of wood piles.

Now big enough to come pick up logs with me.

The smallest of 2 piles, we’ll be fine.