Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Forced firewood

The land-clearing undertaken this fall and winter has left me with enough felled trees to supply me with firewood for the next 10 years. Some of the hardwood trees no doubt will rot before I get to them with the chain saw and log splitter.

If a tree falls in the forest when no one is there does it make a sound? I seem to hear them in my dreams. Take the locust tree in the photo that's relatively near the house. The roots no longer hold in the soggy ground and it topples in the puniest wind. I walked out one morning recently to see it tangentially askew, hung up in another tree.

As a safety precaution, I'll get the tractor and pull the tree to the ground so it won't fall on innocent bystanders. As to when I'll saw it up, get in line, Bub.

1 comment:

  1. What kind of splitter do you have? I wish I would have got one years ago!