Monday, March 25, 2013

Felling Alders, Sawing Logs, Making Firewood

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True color of a just-cut Alder tree.

Assessing the fall path.

Notching and cutting.
There she goes!

Kaboom! As the dust rises ...


Alders grow like weeds on our property. They also make decent fire wood. Many of our Alders are 20-plus years old and are prime for cutting. A few days ago, as a blissfully sunny morning began, three Alders were felled and are being cut to dry and season for the winter ahead; which seems like a long way off right now but really isn't all that far, given our short summers.

Ya gotta plan ahead around here.

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Sylvia K said...

Wonderful to be able to cut your own firewood this far ahead! It will be well seasoned! Your short summers are like ours here!! Great post for the day, Christine!! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful color and pattern. And yeah, always gotta plan ahead. :-)