Ben, shown above, Will and I have been splitting winter wood. With such a small heat efficient cottage we burn very little wood per winter so the task of getting wood in for the year is pretty minor – just 0.75 cord.
In the picture Ben has setup six blocks of wood and then quickly split them all, one after another, wackity-wackity-wack. Will thought of this idea, of setting up many chopping blocks, because it saves significant time from having to set the splitting maul down, position the block of wood and pick the maul up again.
This year’s wood most mostly ash, very white and very straight grained. It came out of the sugar bush on the easter slope of Sugar Mountain where we’ve been thinning. Some years we’ve had iron wood which is a lot harder to split. It is nice to be doing ash.
Ashes to ashes to the garden sweet lime.
Outdoors: 43°F/29°F Overcast, Mud Season Here
Tiny Cottage: 63°F/58°F
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