Friday, March 26, 2010

How much wood?

Let me just say, that the farm loves trees. But with trees, comes a lot of work. The farm has planted a lot of trees, but we also have to harvest a lot of trees. (The term "we" is being used very loosely as I actually have nothing to do with this process. I'm much too fragile to stand on frozen ground doing hard manual labor all day. My place is in the home...next to the nice toasty fireplace!) Most of our fields are surrounded by creeks which are surrounded by trees. Naturally, trees die and then, if not taken care of, they will fall either into the creek, creating problems, or into the field, creating problems. So, what does a farmer spend a great amount of time doing in the "off season?"Cutting firewood!Hauling logs. Sawing logs. Splitting logs. Stacking logs. Moving stacks of logs...

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
I really have no idea but I bet it's not as much as your average farmer in the month of January. (Please note that this is just what is remains of the wood after a long cold winter and two wood stoves going at a constant clip.)

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