Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wood hauling

Well our wood hauling for the winter is now over. We've accumulated approximately 4 cords of wood. We will still have to cut down and split quite a bit, but we already have a good supply split and up in the barn.
Based on the way this winter is going, this 'stockpile' should last us a two full years.  We had to get a new chain saw this year because my old Sthil died.
I got a HuskyHusqvarna 455 Rancher 20-Inch 55-1/2cc 2-Stroke Gas-Powered Chain Saw. I'm still getting used to some of the Mechanical differences between the Sthil and the Husky, and we are still breaking in the Husky but it's not a bad saw.  When we go to gather wood, I operate the saw and cut down all the trees and Keith loads the truck. I usually help with the little logs after I'm done cutting things up.

 Here is our cutting and splitting area. This photo was taken before we hauled in another full chord yesterday so there's even more in there now.

This pile is a tree that was greener then the rest and so we split it down so that It can dry faster. We keep it separate so we can put it out in a different area to dry. It will be perfect for use next winter. 

And here is the split and stacked in the barn pile. 

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