|So Pretty, So Cold|
We promptly installed an efficient wood-burning insert into our 1980's fireplace. We bought a cord of wood, sharpened the axe, and learned to build a fire. A good fire. A fire that does-not-leave-creosote-in-your-chimney-that-could-burn-your-house-down kind of fire. A very hot fire. Not an easy task it seems.
|Now, that's a fire!|
During the spring and early summer months The Man performed major tree trimming to ensure the property was fire-safe and in the process harvested quite a bit of wood. We have different varieties of trees on the property but they're all Oak - solid, hard, tough-to-cut wood. Especially when The Man is impersonating "Mr Lumberjack With An Axe and a Chainsaw".
|We got wood|
I have been urging (ahem, nagging) The Man to buy a log splitter which although pricey would be cheaper than Rotator Cuff Repair surgery, physical therapy, pain, and (my) suffering. Of course, he loved the idea of more Man Tools.
~ ~ to be continued~ ~
The Log Splitter: The Machine