We've had a number of trees cut down the past year or so and have save a lot of the wood, but haven't had time to split it. Our neighbors, Diane & Ken have a log splitter and offered to split the wood for us a couple times. We haven't found a time where it was convenient for both of us until today. Diane called and asked if this was a good time to bring the splitter down and I was glad to see them here.
They use their log splitter a lot and have the procedure down pat. He runs the splitter and she brings the wood to him and then stacks the split logs. I jumped in and started helping them and Gerry came out and we had a chain gang going and it took us about 3 hours to split most of the wood. The splitter ran out of gas, but by then all the good oak wood had been split and most of the hemlock. I can do the rest of the wood by hand later this month.
We wound up with three stacks of firewood and an additional stack for the outside firepit. It will come in handy this weekend and also for the Apple Festival weekend in October. There will be a hot time in the old town the next couple weeks.
The third stack is larger than the one above and an additional stack about 5ft high is on the porch. Hopefully it will get us through the cold nights coming up in October.
We wound up working harder and longer than we have in a long time and it felt good doing the manual labor. Now we can relax for a month before we have to work like that again.
Thanks a million Diane and Ken. It was being a good neighbor above and beyond the call of duty.
That was our day, how was yours?