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Cut & Dried!
August 11, 2012, 8:22 pm
Filed under: August 2012

Sugarwood cut, stacked and ready for 2013

                                                     August 11, 2012

     Today we finished. The woodshed is full enough for next season. I could probably squeeze a few more pieces in if need be, but I am sure we have enough for 2013 and our 1200 taps. Now, we start working on 2014 😮

     What a wonderful day, we worked around the raindrops to get the last of the wood inside. There is plenty of time for it to cure before next February. The wood has been cut for almost two years. Some of the tree trunk pieces measured 50 inches across, lots of work, but lots of wood!

     I look forward now, to getting the dead and dying trees still in our woods, worked up. It will be a never-ending job. One that I will work at as long as I am able. It is part of good woodland stewardship and I want to do it. It will keep our woodland holdings healthy and looking good.

     There is much work to be done, but like I said, it will be a life’s work….. so I don’t want to hurry! The fallen timber will give us one more gift as we get the heat to boil our maple sap. I think it is the ultimate recycle project…talk about going green!

     This sustainable work will be made better by choosing some of the too long dead branches and punky wood for animal habitat. I will create brush piles for the little critters to hide and live. It is noble work and I enjoy it.  Heck, I’d even say it was cut & dried!

 


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