Despite stifling temperatures these past couple weeks we knew we needed to turn the log pile into a stacked wood pile. The logs had been aging (very unattractively) next to the porch for about six months. That's good but they won't fully dry until they've been split and appropriately stacked. Leave them like this too long and you run the risk of them getting punky (that's a technical term) and rotten.
We got the splitter for 4 hours and spent every bit of it lifting, splitting, and throwing the wood into a big pile.
|I want hazard pay for this|
Unfortunately there was a stack casualty when we got up the next morning. Looks like something tried to climb the pile and it tipped over. Argh. Hate re-doing work.
|Who climbed the wood pile?!?|
On the other hand, when the day starts this beautifully it takes quite a while to even notice any damage.