Chop Chop
November 5, 2016, 7:56 pm
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November 5, 2016

The corn has been picked, so I moved on to another project that has been bugging me. These big maple trunks and a few still left from the old white oak tree needed to be split. They are too large for me to man handle anymore. Some pieces of the white oak were over five feet in diameter. This tree is sizable as well. I traded labor for the use of my neighbor’s skidsteer mounted logsplitter. He sent his son and the machine.


The splitter hangs upside down. The machine grabs a piece and slices through it in seconds. I just needed the large chunks to be small enough so that I can finish processing them. He did a great job. I sawed a few more large logs while he worked. He caught up to me on the last log. In just three hours we reduced big hulking logs to manageable firewood pieces.


Chop chop, what a great day. I can have this all cleaned up by the end of the week. What another beautiful fall day.

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It still looks so green and lush there.

Comment by Donkey Driver

Autumn is beautiful here. The grass turns very green from the fall rains. The colorful autumn leaves are breathtaking. Our spelt is growing. The spelt stays bright green all winter. When the snow cover melts, the green makes you feel good!

Comment by ricelandmeadows

Our buffalo grass dries up no matter if it rains or not. I love the fall colors here also. They are the same color as the pronghorn antelope that are native here. Our winter wheat is green, but we ar hoping that it soon goes into dormancy to conserve moisture. I wish people (usda, the press, organics, the public in general ) could see and understand how different the regions of our country are)

Comment by Donkey Driver

You are so very right, but then those folks would have to get outside away from their computers and cubicles. They would have to…”gasp”..meet real farmers. Maybe get their feet dirty and have to smell diesel fuel or manure…oh how dare you suggest that a guy charged with knowing us grassroots types folks would have to get off their butts and actually talk to us, listen to us or engage us in any way beyond some stuffy classroom! I hope there is a movement to understand what we need locally, regionally and rationally, very soon!

Comment by ricelandmeadows

I so agree!

Comment by Donkey Driver

That machine is awesome!! My Uncle & I worked this weekend cutting and splitting my large trunks (not that large though) Hard work. I’m beat up and sore but it’s all split now. So many people don’t understand firewood. I always get asked why I do it.

Comment by Jacklyn Krysa

You are so very right. The machine was awesome. You are also right about people not understanding hard work. I get rewarded often because I do not fear it. LOL All anyone has to do is drive by your place. It’s easy to see that you are not afraid of it either!

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