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Cutting and Splitting Logs …

… was what I had to do today again as we had a really drop in temperature [in some places by 40 degrees] and it has become much cooler, not to say quite chilly.

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Firewood and Tools

Chainsaw and logsplitter were quite helpful tools to split the big logs. Splitting is fairly easy with Mesquite wood [we have plenty of that ourselves], especially when it’s worm-ridden. But with oak [we got that from Mary’s cousin Margaret] that’s quite a different story. With oak our small logsplitterhas its difficulties, if it can split them at all. Well, I must admit I bought the smallest version, which can produce a splitting power of 5 tons. The big ones, that produce 17 or even 22 tons of pressure were simply too expensive at slightly less than $ 2,000. We need that power too rarely to pay that much money.

And this is the result of today’s work:

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Firewood Stacked on the Rack on the Front Porch

No we have no objections against the next few days – as the weather forecast said – being colder. It’s a damp [just now it’s raining again lightly, as it has been doing off and on for the whole day] cold, btw, and that makes it worse. But we’re quite comfy with a nice fire in the fireplace in the living-room: cosy atmosphere.

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