A tornado rolled thru our area three weeks ago, and caused enough destruction to keep all our area wood stoves going for many years. Unfortunately, I've been out of town for all three of the beautiful weekends we've had since, so I was left with the 92F heat today to go fetch my first of many trailer loads. All loaded up for some fun: Loading logs with the winch, then unloading with the Deere: The two outer logs are white oak, the three inner are ash. Only one casualty today. Finally blew apart one of my favorite 5/16" chains, that my father was using before I was born, while lifting one of the white oak logs to stack on a pile: I had planned to do 2 or 3 loads today, but the heat and humidity was just zapping my energy, and a pretty violent storm rolled thru just as I finished unloading the first trailer load. So, I decided to choose a cooler day to go fetch some more, there is a mind-boggling amount on the ground right now. The guys in a recent chainsaw thread are going to make me eat my words, but I did almost all of my cutting with the little Stihl 036 today. I made the mistake of setting the beloved 064 down almost on top of a ground bee nest, and didn't realize it until I was running a logging chain to a nearby tree and got stung. I had to wait awhile for the bastards to settle down, before I could go retrieve that saw, but the 036 got the job done.