We have a fireplace at The Glade which we often use in winter. Charlie enjoys a raging fire.
When two large oaks fell last year Charlie was determined to keep the wood for two reasons: 1.) so we’d have plenty of firewood and 2.) to sell for a small profit.
A year ago in April our wood shed contents had dwindled.
In August when hurricane Irene knocked our trees down
our pile of cut-but-not-split logs grew . . .
It took months for all this wood to be moved and split.
Finally the job was completed with the help of a gas-powered woodsplitter.
With diligent work Charlie has not only replenished our personal supply of oak firewood but has split plenty to sell.
Come winter we’ll both be very cozy in front of our abundantly warm fireplace.
An added benefit is the area in front of this large log is clear again just in case anyone wants to come and haul it away.
Now Charlie is heading to the back yard to start splitting this pile of logs.
Have you made any lemonade from lemons tossed your way by the storms of life?