Monday, October 5, 2015
It's That Time Again
This weekend was the official kickoff of the serious wood cutting season. Ya I have already cut a few weekends this year but this time I hooked up the 16 foot trailer and dusted off the log splitter too.
The first target is a bunch of Oak trunks that were piled behind a co-workers house. They live about 60 miles South of us and generally speaking I wouldn't go that far for firewood but they begged me. I was told they couldn't find anyone to remove them which I can understand why after I saw where they were at.
These trunks were up a steep hill and not easy to get to as the owner has been adding in raised beds, horse shoe pits and trellis all over the yard. Still cured Oak already felled for free isn't a bad deal and it only took about 15 bucks in gas to get there and back.
The real problem was getting the truck and trailer back down that hill while negotiating all the stuff. I backed the trailer up the hill which is an experience in and of itself but coming down with somewhere between a ton and a half and two tons of firewood was exciting. It got really exciting when the brake line popped on my truck too.
Luckily I was in 4WD low so I managed to negotiate all the stuff and had some brakes left to stop at the bottom before shooting out into the road.
So now the truck is in the shop once again.
I think I can finish that job up with one more trip but it has now ended up costing me a lot more than 15 bucks.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!