I am almost asleep at the computer on a beautiful Canadian Thanksgiving weekend Saturday night. The FIL, my boys and I spent the afternoon with the tractor and the saw pulling tree lengths out of the bush. We will do the same on Monday and maybe a few other times this coming week as we need to be ready for a visit from my friend's Wallenstein firewood processor. We have enough wood for this winter but we want to get a head start on the next two years by getting at dead standing and downed wood from this year's flood damage. Given that I have been busy with other pursuits for several months it was a nice break to return to the woods. I will post pictures of the log lengths gathered up early in the week and then when we are processing I will get more photos. If we can time it right we may even be able to borrow the neighbour's old grain truck to load the wood straight into to save further time and wear and tear on our bodies. If I can get 2 years ahead this way then I can go back to cutting a 1/4-1/2 cord per week on my own as exercise and wood pile maintenance. I figure if I can average a quarter cord a week year round then I should always have more than enough for myself which means I can sell enough to cover my saw, fuel and maintenance costs.