My favorite way to relax is to work on one of my crafts. And, yes, I have been doing that a lot.
But, today was a day to do something very different. With the temperature in the low 70s, low humidity and, most importantly No Bugs, it was a day to work outside. I was able to crossed something off of my to-do list that has been on the list for a while (okay, so actually a couple years).
A few years ago, we had three large oak trees taken down by a local arborist (Branch and Bough, if you are in MN, is a great tree service). These trees were hanging far over our driveway and the concern was that they might fall onto our vehicles. At the time, we had the tree crew take the trees down and then cut them into 1 foot length intending to split the wood to use in our firepit and fireplace. Since then, these large pieces of wood have been stacked by our driveway.
Well, today I finally got around to splitting the wood.
We made a trip to Home Depot last night to rent a log splitter for a day (my husband was kind enough to help with this since I am not confident towing something behind my vehicle). Then around 7:30 this morning, I started working through the stack of logs. Eight hours later and I had about a full cord of wood (8 ft x 4 ft by 4 ft) split and stacked. At the current rate of $550/cord, I’d say it was a productive day.
But, boy am I tired.
I think I’ll go back to my craft room before tackling another task like today. But, it was certainly nice to get the log splitting off of my to-do list!