Fo me happiness is a good supply of Firewood! This has been true all of the years we have lived here, and knowing we did not have enough to see us thru the winter has been discomforting to me.
Not as much as it would have been ten years ago, when we didn't have central - propane- forced air heat in the house and we depended on the fireplace and wood stove for heat. But still discomforting!
A I sit here tonight, I feel a pleasant exhaustion from a very hard weekend of work, but a comfortable knowing the wood is up.
This picture doesn't really show it, but I am standing at the top of the hill and Craig is just making the turn into the more gentle grade part of the path. The top of his head would be about level with my feet.
I'm standing with the cart on the path and Craig is climbing up the side of a hill to a nice deadfall.
After he cut it up, I joined him to get it down to the path.
We have to be careful not to fall, and not to let the logs roll to far astray.
In fact some of it was across the path and we had harvested that when if first went down.
Now it was perfectly seasoned and dry because it was off the ground.
The big negative was that once cut up, the logs were on a steep hill below the path. It was really hard work to bring it up to where we could load it.
Hard work, but worth it because it was a madrone. Some of the finest hardwood firewood on our land.
I went ahead to the bottom of the hard place (where I have to help push) so I could take his picture.
Until we get it split I will put a tarp over it when it rains, and take it off when the weather is dry.
We also stowed quite a nice bit of ready to burn size wood in the woodshed. So now we should have enough to last us for the bun season.
Happiness is ...
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