Thursday, January 12, 2012

Woodsy Weekend

Last weekend we spent the day on Saturday out in the woods preparing for maple syrup season. There is an old worn down road that winds back into the woods to the Sugar Shack (the lean-to where we cook down the sap to make delicious maple syrup). Last winter and summer there were a number of storms that blew down old worn down trees blocking numerous spots along the road.

The wood from the trees is generally pretty good for fire wood, since it's held off the ground most of the year. We chopped, split, carried and dragged a lot of branches and logs and twigs.

It took a bit to get the patched together wood splitter started and running, but once it was humming along, we got a lot of wood split and stacked. This "winter" has been perfect for getting wood ready for maple syrup season since it was almost 50 degrees on Saturday. 50 degrees! And it's January!

Our nephew, Keagan was a big helper. He kept the tractor running and dragged branches his size. 

Remington even tagged along all day. He followed the tractor, attempted to wrestle branches from us as we cleared the road and had a blast all day! He totally crashed when we came inside. It took about 3 minutes for him to fall asleep. 

All in all, it was a great weekend! First one home since the holidays!
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