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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by tymbee, Jan 1, 2013.
Better check that link of your's in your sig, it doesn't go anywhere, at least from here!
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My wife won't run the saw, but puts as much effort into splitting and stacking as I do. She is waaayyy better at stacking than I am. In fact, I'd bet that my woods seasons longer due to her puzzle piece precision. I much appreciate her help, and she knows it's good exercise.
damn, the rescue link needs updating?
Uggh, it does.
We don't post much because after we are done c/s/s we are busy cooking and keeping house etc.
I know, just tend to stay on the quiet side.
A Husky 2110 sounds kind of nice.
This post above belongs in Classics".
Damn, we need a "Classic" Forum !!
Of the 6 cords I started this winter with my girlfriend hand split just over half of it.
My wife and daughter will not get anywhere near the saw or axes. They get their nails done weekly, the most they will do is bring me water while me and my son mess around with the wood.
Yup. Like I said, I'm sure (out of the 3,000,000,000 or so women on earth) there's a couple that can run a saw or swing an axe.
The wife process wood? Are you kidding me?
There are bugs and dirt in the woods!
Ain't gonna happen.
For the most part,I take care of the wood supply while it is ouside,She will ocassionally control the splitter lever while I do the heavey work. But once the wood is inside, she takes care of the stove a little more than I do.
Well....... I don't drop trees but I am the one running the saw. Scroungers can't be picky in round length but the rounds get sawn to size by me.
I also run the splitter, run the rider w/trailer and stack. Hubby's a bit more help since I got him a pickeroon.
I've been down with a bug lately and I actually got him talked into bringing some wood up to the house on his own - that was a first - but to be very, very fair hubby's health hasn't been the greatest since we started heating with wood full time. With him having two artificial hearts and then a heart transplant I can't fault him at all.
looking at the monitor with "stink eye"
I'm quite happy my wife feeds the boiler when I'm away.
I just chuckle... she sets the splits aside that have critters crawling on them. She puts them vertical so the bugs will move off the split. Next time she's down there.. she'll burn the piece IF they are gone from the wood.
She's usually too busy to come outside and help with the splitting. That's ok.. I like the solitude at times.
Typically, DH runs the saw and splitter. He is a TERRIBLE stacker. I don't really prefer the whole stack to land on me, him, the dog or whomever is walking by when it randomly falls, so I stack. Which means he splits while I stack. I haven't run the bigger saw, up until recently I had a wicked case of tennis elbow and just lifting the saw made my eyes cross so I wasn't about to muck around with it-safety first (hasn't been bothering me too much lately, but we'll probably keep our usual routine anyway). I have used the little "baby" saw, the ryobi battery powered one. Lol. Used it to attack small brush around the garden, it's nice and light and doesn't bother my arm. I have run the splitter before, but I prefer to stack as it's split. Usually I'll bring him rounds then stack the splits. When we drop a tree (not common as we scrounge our wood), he trims off the branches while I get them away from the work area, then he bucks and I load.
I have no fear of critters and creepy crawlies. I'm usually the one elected to relocate spiders/bugs from inside to outside, etc.
My wife has her nails(and toes by the way) redone every few weeks. Never been much of an outside person at least with work. But she does her fair share in the relationship for sure. She is the brains, I am the brawn. She does help run the stove when I am away including getting a fire started. Does a good job on that too.
My woman doesn't "cut" or split the firewood, but she'll tend the fire and sometimes help load it when we go out in the bush to get it. Mind you, sometimes all she wants to do is play with it.
Either way, it doesn't mater, I made my choice a long time ago. Years ago when an old friend from Alaska and I were talking about getting married, my friend said, for him "Looks don't mater, as long as she can cook and pack firewood". I looked at him and said, "If it comes down to making a choice like that, guess I'll be packing my own firewood".
Well, to the OP - I hope you now see that the firewood game is NOT strictly a male thing. Just for future consideration neither is welding, flying a plane, ax throwing, and making coveralls look good....you get the idea.
My wife will run the spliter a little but she runs out of gas quick so i try to keep her to stacking but she won't run the chain saw.
My wife helps me with stacking and moving our firewood. Usually this is when it is time to move all of it under the covered porch in the fall. At that time we are moving in between 8-10 cord. So it is a good bit of wood to move. She and the kids help out a lot at that time. If I am gone for an extended period of time she will feed the boiler. But that does not happen to often. She does not use the chain saw. Does not have the experience with saws and no need now. Although she is always ready to learn and thinks that stuff is cool. She wants to learn how to drive my tractor. I worry when she drives my truck. Nough said.
My wife has been processing wood longer than I have been. She grew up doing it, I did not. She helps me scrounge, runs my splitter, stacks rows/shed, and even loads the stove.
My wife will put a piece of wood in the stove
when it gets low. The whole putting on two
huge gloves to do that is comical. Every little
bit of help counts.
What's his name?
Try to explain to your boss why you are staring at the screen and laughing.