An artist needs to stay warm in the winter…
This past week we loaded up on some firewood, and today rented a log splitter to chop it all up. Below are the logs before we started.
The firewood shed needed a bit of organizing – so we shifted last year’s wood to the side to prepare for this new batch. Brad doesn’t like to move firewood twice, so he grumbled a bit but then was able to chat on the phone while I finished up. I was cold yesterday evening, and moving firewood helped warm me up. As they say, firewood warms you in many ways!
Some of those rounds were very large! You can get a lot of pieces from just one (counted up to 27 out of one – and it wasn’t even the largest!)
We’re a good team – while Brad wrestles the logs into place, I run the splitter. We both wear headphones with music to cover the noise, so we use hand signals to show when Brad’s ready for me to lower the wedge. I don’t want to lop off his thumbs…!
This is the wedge control – it moves pretty slow – luckily, which takes a bit of patience each time, but there’s a zen quality about it too.
After we’ve split a pile, we take a break and start stacking. As you can see from the photo at the top, the shed is filling up! (Can you see me in the photo below?!)
Looking forward to warm wood stove heat this winter—a very useful studio tool!