Half Full or Half Empty?
April 2, 2012, 8:44 pm
Filed under: April 2012

Filling her up for 2013

                                                       April 2, 2012

      Like the old adage says, “Is it half full or half empty?’ I prefer to think that it is half full, perhaps a little more. We worked again today hauling in sugarwood. The woodshed is filling up, but it takes a lot of wood to fill the space.

      I am working up some old yard tree pieces given to me by some folks where I work. They had the trees taken down. I just had to haul them home and make them into firewood. Many of the trunk pieces measure over four and five feet thick. It makes wood fast, but what a lot of splitting!

      The big pieces have to be split into pieces that I can pick up. Once we have them into that size piece, the wood splitter makes short work of the remainder. It is still quite a bit of work. I am having very little trouble falling asleep after a day of this work.

      I am hoping to completely fill the woodshed by Thursday. The weather has been great. I even managed to pick two small loads of corn. My progress is good but, I owe a little bit of thanks to a young man who has been helping me. My fifty year old body doesn’t work as well as it once did… but I’m still able to pretty much keep up with the youngster… I just feel it more 😮

      There is no shortage of work. I am glad however to be staying focused on just a few things, rather than be overwhelmed by many. So far I have been able to stay on task and not get pre-occupied. I will say though that the weather is really pushing me towards spring field work.

      I think two more days of  keeping my nose to the grindstone, shoulder to the wheel and all that jazz and I should reach the full mark. I can honestly say that I will be glad to have the pressure off. I can start working on 2014 wood at a more leisurely pace!



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