Posts Tagged ‘firewood’

Farm Tasks

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

As we do every autumn, we have been collecting firewood for the coming winter. This serves a double purpose – not only are we kept warm through the coming winter, but our farm gets a tidy too! Every year we have trees that either fall down (in storms) or which we are forced to remove as they have grown too big or could cause too much damage if they did fall. Many of the trees we can remove ourselves (well, Gordon can, with his trusty chainsaw), otherwise we need to bring in professional tree fellers. And autumn is when we tidy all these up, by hiring a log splitter to reduce the timber to burnable sizes. It’s hard work! But great to see the wood shed full.