We had rain most of the day yesterday and then A LOT of rain last night.
This tall, dead tree apparently couldn't hold on anymore in the soft, wet dirt. It came down right across our driveway, but got caught up in trees on the opposite side so never hit the ground.
It had been dead so long that nearly all of the bark was off of it which enabled the wood to dry out quite nicely.
Making the first cut was the trickiest part but Papa Pea did a good job of it.
Then the whole length got cut into stove size pieces.
We loaded them into the truck to haul back to our wood splitting area.
I'm dressed in my down-filled work jacket and was none too warm. The day was very damp, cool and foggy. (We're really into mid-summer, you say?)
A rather quick way to get more firewood. Plus, much easier trying to drive in and out of the driveway now.
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So much fun. The rain has left here and we've been promised hot, sunny days to come. How long until we miss the rain?
Oh my; you really ARE having unsummerlike weather! Nice firewood acquisition, though.
Yay for firewood that practically comes to you! And pre-dried! -Jenn
Looks like very cool weather for you there. We are heating up to the 80's and possibly 90's now.
tpals - Everyone here is eagerly waiting for real summer to arrive. (Especially my garden!) But we can well remember watching 4th of July fireworks with everyone bundled in hooded jackets, so it's not like this has never happened before!
Michelle - Papa Pea (who hates hot, humid weather) is reveling in this weather. The squash in my garden? Not so much! I had anticipated removing that tree and getting the wood back to our wood working area would be a big project, but it went slick as could be. I think those dry chunks will be made into kindly.
Jenn - There are lots of trees like that in our woods, but none that came to us so easily. The tree came down sometime during the night, but wouldn't it have been exciting (terrifying?) to be driving down the driveway and see it happen right before you??
Kristina - Very cool so far, but one of these days it will change and we'll be complaining about the heat. Hot weather for you already. At least it will dry up some of your moisture!
Wohoo! Mother Nature provided free firewood for y'all. Cockeyed jo
I'm glad you guys weren't under that when it fell! But what a blessing! Look at you haulin' wood!!! :) I know, it's damp and rainy here today and it's going right through my bones...
I was interested to hear your squash comment. I have been wondering why my crooknecks weren’t doing well and now feel that even though we have relatively seasonal weather it isn’t what we used to get. We have had some very warm days and then we spill into lower temps both day and night. I think my veggies aren’t sure what to do. 😂
I'm with Papa Pea, I strongly dislike the heat and humidity. So on days like today, when it is raining (again) I'm like "yes, one more day without the heat and humidity."
It's inevitable that the heat with get here and I dread the thought.
Down in June-almost-July? Crikey! I was thinking that the first cut would be awfully tricky, but Papa Pea knows his stuff. A very nice addition to your winter warmth. Which seems to be needed now. Geez.
Cockeyed Jo - And right on the road! Can't have it much easier than that.
Rain - We actually have sunshine here today and maybe tomorrow, too. Temp at almost noon is 65F.
Goatldi - I know my veggies are confused! I planted radishes on May 19th and they are just now starting to size up. Geesh.
Elizabeth - Doesn't the heat and humidity feel like someone pulled the plug and all your energy is draining right out of you? I know people get used to it, but we're finding we're more and more intolerant of it as the years go by. Guess that's why we like living up here near the Arctic Circle! ;o)
Susan - The road bed was a good, safe place to be for the chainsaw operator . . . rather than standing in the thick woods and unsteady footing. It sure made a big THUNK as it hit the ground!
What a convenient place to fall, but inconvenient at the same time. Bonus wood for the winter. Papa Pea is quite handy with the chain saw. xo
Lynne - Yep, he's used a chainsaw A LOT in our years of homesteading (to one degree or another -- no animals right now except for the poultry). We've burned wood for heat for all but a couple of our first years together.
At least you got something for your effort and thank goodness you weren't walking or driving down the driveway when it came down!
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