Well, I got up to camp last Tuesday night to replenish my woodshed. I had about a row and a third of seasoned wood in it so I needed to toss that off to the side to make room for what I was cutting. I figured I needed around 7 trailer loads to put a full five rows in. I started out around 7 AM on Weds. and started cutting on this huge beech tree which had come down in a wind storm around 3 years ago. It had six or seven tops in it and I got 2 1/2 trailer loads out of this tree alone.....
There was a large maple limb which had split off a fork in a huge maple tree near this beech. This log had been down a couple years as well but was solid with no rot. The main body of the limb was big enough I got a whole trailer load from it.
During the two days of cutting, I only had one helper but he wasn't much help so I cut all 7 1/2 loads myself. Here's my "help". But in his defense, he did keep the sasquatches from showing up and causing trouble.....
After two days of cutting and running the splitter on my own for a row and a half of firewood, I was pretty well shot out. I found out pretty quick that even though I'm in the best shape I've been in over the last 23 years, the last time I was in this kind of shape I was 23, not 46. With the help of HPA's own Eddie Spaghetti and my buddy Yogi, (Thanks again, Eddie. You guys were a life saver. I literally could not lift another log) we got everything split and stacked in the woodshed. I got the full 5 rows I needed with a little left to spare. Good for another two years.....
I don't have ducks. I don't have rows. I have squirrels. And they're drunk.
This type of lumberjacking is seriously hard work. I've done it a time or two, tho not as much as you in that short a timespan, so I know. Sometimes, after a long day of cutting and stacking, it's all I can do to get the beer cans open!
Good hard work that gets rewarded on a cold winter day.
My old carcass, going a little slower, needs no modern workout clinic or a fancy diet for any weight loss.
Just finished "terminixing" one week and "power washing" the house another week. Back to cutting up wood in a week or two.
That and getting in at least five miles of hiking a week.