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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Getting Ready for Winter

We love our boiler system.  Now we can heat our home for less than 1/4 the cost of propane.  Plus, it gives Hubby a way to stay in shape!  Of course, this is how he injured himself last winter.  He thought he could cut, split and stack five or six cords of wood in a couple of days.  He did.  And now, after weeks of therapy and months of rest, he is almost back to normal!

Here he is with his BIL cutting the logs to length for the splitter.  He wants to get this pile cut, split and stacked before the hard winter sets in.

 He's got a pretty good head start.  Sadie is a slave-driver! 


SquirrelQueen said...

That's not an easy task but looks like Sadie is on hand to make sure the job gets done. Having a splitter sure is easier than doing it by hand.

Lynn said...

Good grief. That looks like a job, but Sadie seems to be managing the worker(s) well. lol We use propane...and yikes, the cost with the increases in fuel and our winters are not nearly as severe as yours.

Sorry to laugh, but the hubby thing is so typical.

Rae said...

That is a huge amount of work. He must be a human dynamo. Good thing Sadie is there to manage things.

chicamom85 said...

That looks like a lot of work. Sadie is doing a great job supervising.


TC said...

We used to cut, split by HAND and stack 21 cords of wood a winter. I weighed like 105 and split wood. I FEEL for your husband but it was a GREAT way to stay in shape. The kids learned to drive driving the tractor back from the woods very slooooooooowly.

Jan Mader said...

Good 'ole Sadie! What a lot of work...wonder how many calories get burned during all this? My guess is that there's no need for a trip to the gym!