weekend wood chopping
No, I didn’t do it with my bare hands. But I do feel more manly for having spent most of the weekend splitting logs. And a bit sore for using muscles that I normally don’t use. So, we’ve got a good amount of firewood for the fireplace.
This is my first time splitting logs; didn’t know exactly how to do it. One thing I learned is that a swinging maul is not enough to split logs. I was going to rent a log splitter, to save time, but then I’d need a hitch on my Xterra. My neighbor’s truck didn’t have a hitch either. Then I thought about borrowing my brother’s electric chain saw. Yes, apparently they do make them electric. Talking with my brother, we figured out I needed a sledge hammer too. When I got into the swing of things, I could split a log in 4 swings, relying on momentum (mass x
acceleration.) That was very cool. So if you want to stop by this winter, I’ll put a log on for ya!