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Women don't cut wood??

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by tymbee, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. tymbee

    tymbee Member

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    Scan the threads here fairly often, and it's hard to be sure from the nicknames, but I've never seen any postings from the fair sex. Is the firewood game strickly a male thing?

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  2. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    My wife will have nothing to do with it, but she does enjoy the heat. I personally go and split wood by hand just to get out of the house and clear my head most times. My wife on the other hand has knitting for that. I do remember someone on here with a Regency 2400 free standing that gave her a ton of trouble and she was splitting wood.

    Honestly women are mentioned mostly as ballast for tractors around here.

    If there is a way to get the wife out there to at least help me stack what I split, someone let me know!
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  3. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    O no it is not Dixie and Gamma among others need to chime in here ;)

    Pete
  4. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Hardly.
  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    As I recall Mr. Gamma did the splitting and she did the burning. Have we heard from her lately?
  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Cutting with the saw, that's my job.
    Wife & granddaughter help with splitting, stacking, filling the wood box & burning :)

    Several "Team/family effort" members on here.
  7. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    We have a handful of single women who are members here. Some are single moms. I'm not aware of any who do actual felling of trees (though I could be wrong about that) but they most certainly do own & operate chainsaws, split, stack, move, and burn their own wood. We have lots of male members who, like bogydave above, report that their wives & other female family members are active participants in the whole process. My wife, though she did not use a chainsaw, operated our hydraulic splitter just fine, stacked wood more tightly and neatly than I do, readily shared the wood replenishment duties regardless of outside temp or snow cover, and operated the Lopi Liberty in the house at least as well as I do. No, the firewood "game" is most certainly not restricted to the unfair sex. Rick

    ETA: In fact, I do know of at least one who has brought some trees down.
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  8. WhitePine

    WhitePine Feeling the Heat

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    ;? Meaning?
  9. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    I am a scrounger, I've done some splitting though I'm not very good at it (was better in my twenties...ain't that the truth lol). I stack, I haul, I start fires and tend them and clean and maintain the stoves.

    I also do the communicating on Hearth for Mr. who is usually at work or out dealing with wood. :p

    Thanks for the chuckle on the fairer sex comment...

    ETA I also drive the tractor. Ballast? I don't think so...
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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  11. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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  12. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    And your point is, what???
  13. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Come to think of it my wife runs the splitter more than I do ! Today we went and cut up a truck load of firewood and she did just as much work as me. Its a family affair with us.

    Pete
  14. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    All these family affair cases. Makes me jealous. Trying for some kids now so maybe I'll have some useful helpers in a couple of years.
    How young is too young to start?
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    My sister: Runs her own chainsaw with her husband running his . . . he fells the trees, but she'll buck them up while he cuts down another.

    My wife: Has run the splitter before and stacked wood . . . but honestly I think she realizes that I like doing this work. Where I truly most appreciate the work on the wood is the fact that she reloads the stove and starts the fire more often than I do . . . without her we would no doubt burn more oil.
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    Start the kids out with the small "leftover splits" and small branches/twigs. Just get them used to the whole process.

    TS
  17. Boog

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    I want to know who are the single women on here! ;)
  18. stephiedoll

    stephiedoll Burning Hunk

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    I've been working a little firewood for 4 years now. Have 3 years ready here at the house and several more years worth just needing split. Someday hope to get some manly sized equipment instead of the girly stuff now.

    Happy New Year all.
  19. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    Yes, judging from your signature you had better upgrade from all that girly girl stuff and get some serious equipment.:cool:
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    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Steph,you need to post more ;)
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    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    I've known a few women that are pretty handy with certain aspects of firewood acquisition - loading the truck, stacking - but I've never met one single, solitary woman who could competently run a chainsaw or swing and axe or maul. I'm sure one or two exist somewhere out there, but I do not know them.
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    True, I'm a glutton for punishment, keep going back for another good beating.
  24. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Rick, we would never !!!!

    ;)
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    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    My nephew was a legitimate boon to my woodcutting when he was about 9 or so. I had him hopping in and out of the truck stacking. Saved me a lot of work. His brother is 5 and is very eager to help when unloading, though one has to watch out for him and it actually slows down unloading.

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