It was that time of year again! We cut about 7 or 8 chords of wood on Saturday out at the family farm. Had 10 acres of the 200 of it logged last May and the logging co left a lot of trunks that were labeled "defect". In other words, they weren't perfect so they didn't take them. They also left a massive pile of the tops too for us. It was all wood that for the average joe was perfect fire wood. So instead of having to fell our own trees, we lucked out and had an estimated pile of 25 to 30 chords already felled for us!! We barely made a dent!
It was all hardwood with majority of it being different types of Oak with a healthy mix Shagbark, Shellbark, and Black Hickory. In all, there were six 5 or so foot piles of wood.
I, of course made sure to pick out my fair share of hickory splits!
All I know is that next year I need to bring a bigger truck; my little 4 banger Frontier was puttin' up and down those Hwy CC back roads!
For now the plan is to let the hickory splits season for a few months more and then saw into chunks. Once that happens, I'll be set on hickory wood for a good while!! And yes, that is my ugly mug in the bottom of the pic and that is our I.H. 966 in the back ground...