One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Monday, October 20, 2014

Puttin' Up Wood

Yesterday Hubby and I split wood, while two of the girls hauled and stacked.  This time I think I came inside with saw dust in my ears, in my hair and up my nose.  I think I smelled wood all night long, ha ha!

Alias wanted in the picture too.  You can see we are slowly, but surely, getting the monstrosity of a mess cut into nice size pieces of firewood.

Hubby ran to town to sit with his sister and visit, and took one of the girls along too.  I stayed back to finish up some work.


Sandra Morris said...

We are waiting on the chains to be sharpened, but we need to get busy cutting some wood too!

Kristina said...

Sandra, after yesterday's cutting, we now have to sharpen the chain on ours and the one we borrowed too.

Sam I Am...... said...

Was that a tree that fell on your property or one you "felled"? What kind of wood do you burn? Last year the "new" chimney sweep told me my insert was not installed correctly, he couldn't fix it and he didn't sweep the chimney and still charged me so I haven't been using it much but it sure helped with my heating bill when I did. I hope you're not sore this morning. It always seemed to use muscles I hadn't. LOL!

Mama Pea said...

Hee-hee, I've come in from working up wood with sawdust in places where you don't want to have sawdust! Luckily, both hubby and I enjoy the whole wood working process. We're thinking we may have enough wood put up right now to last two years . . . if this winter isn't too awfully cold! Time will tell but it's wise to be that far ahead (we don't always make it) because I think what if one of us was incapacitated and couldn't do wood working the next year? Sure hope it never happens but I feel so much better hedging when it comes to our warmth and comfort!

Kristina said...

Sam I am, it was wood given to us. We still have 3 trees, two of which need cut down, and one fell down.

Kristina said...

Mama Pea,
You made me realize that we should cut enough to be a few seasons ahead. That is a great idea. I guess with Hubby's work schedule, we cut and split when we could. We do need more time to stock it up too.

RB said...

Continuing in prayer for your SIL.

Cutting and stacking wood brings back memories for me too. Our Dad always said cutting wood was the job that warmed twice. It did and still does too. LOL

God bless.