While you folks were enjoying this weekend with some fine smoked foods or entertaining yourselves in otherways, I went to a local saw mill to start on next winters wood supply. The owner had call me a couple weeks ago and said he had some hard wood logs that were a few years old and he wasn't going to saw them. If I wanted them for wood he would set them asside so I could come out and get the firewood out of them.
I went out around noon today and started working them up into firewood. There are ten logs out there and I found what I thought were eight oak and two ash logs that he had place out for me. I started cutting on a log about 12' long and 15 to 18" in diameter. While cutting I could smell the wood and immediately knew that what I was sawing wasn't ash or oak. After cutting the stick off I took it over to the splitter and started splitting it so I could smell the wood better. Low and behold he had placed a wild cherry log out for me to cut for heating wood. WRONG!!! Beula will be very happy when I get it all cut and moved home. Should be close to a pick-up load of cherry splits by the time I get it all worked up. The bark and sap wood are all gone and the wood seems to be seasoned and ready to use. Must have been my lucky day and hope everyone enjoyed their day.
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4/5/08 at 10:19pm
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