THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wood cutting day

My day started about 5:45 a.m. Made a fresh pot of coffee and about 6:30 a.m. got a nice shot of the moon.
  Then, about 7:10 a.m. the sun started to come up.



So, I grabbed a cup of coffee and went out on the porch and a movement on the lawn caught my eye.

Here he is gnawing on a couple of hot dogs I threw to him.

Then out of nowhere, I hear this awful loud noise and it was a squirrel on my overhang scolding the fox. I couldn't get a photo because he took off up to the roof real fast. But, my usual friends stopped by.
After all that excitement, I decided it would be a good day to cut wood. So, I sharpened my chainsaw and tightened up the bar and went out back to get started. Here is the pile I will cut today.
                       OK, now it's time to get busy.



        This piece was a tough one, it was a double tree.
When I got done bucking the logs, I had to pick up the rounds and toss them over the big log pile so I could split them.
Yeah, that's a gas log splitter. As much as I like to split by hand which is done easier when the wood is frozen, using the splitter sure makes it way faster when it's warm like this. While I was splitting my buddy stopped by to see what I was up to.

Guess he wasn't to impressed with my work. Anyway, here is the end result of working at my age.
I hope you enjoyed my blog today. Tomorrow, back to cutting more wood and who knows what else. GOODNIGHT 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

John, this is Northbird (Sherry).....this is a great photo story! Looking through the pictures and reading the comments just really made me smile and made my day. You have a great day today, too.

John said...

Hi Northbird, it's been awhile, how are things with you? Glad you enjoyed it, keep coming back.

Carol G said...

Aren't foxes pretty! How fun to have one hanging around a day. I had one I got a bunch of pics of when I lived in Colorado. So fun! Those logs looks too long and straight to use as firewood. Can't they be used for your cabin?

John said...

Yeah, I like foxes, it's almost like having a dog except you don't have to take care of it. Just be nice to it. Actually, the logs are for building a dock.

Carol G said...

Glad to hear it. Not that I know anything about that...

John said...

The dock is like one you have by the water and you can tie a boat or a plane on floats up to it.

Carol G said...

I know what a dock is :), I just don't know much about building anything out of logs or about logs in general.

John said...

Sorry Carol, didn't mean it to sound like you didn't know. Sometimes I say things the wrong way.