If you have any doubts about what the tree will do when it falls, or which limb to cut first when it’s down, take a few minutes for some sitting and speculating. Back in the days when tobacco was a healthy habit, it was a great excuse to light up a pipe or a cigarette, or bite down on the end of a plug. Sadly, there’s no modern substitute for that old tradition. I miss it lots.
I doubt that it’s any exaggeration to say that everyone who likes to split firewood believes, either privately or publicly, that they’re better at splitting wood than anyone else in the world. There’s something about swinging a splitting maul or … Continue reading
Heck, it’s just fun to know these things and be able to fend for yourself. Also fun to have a nice pile of firewood, clean air to breathe, healthful exercise, and off in the distance the sound of somebody who’s spent the last hour and a half trying to get a chainsaw started. That happens more often than you’d think.