Something new for us this year is a requirement for wood. Tom, has an ongoing deal with a chap in Quebec cut & split, take half. A pretty good deal. So this year it’s off to Quebec for few days – cutting, throwing & stacking wood.
First of all, it’s clambering into the back of the truck (I’m the smallest so I get what must be described as the jump seat). Having arrived, I get to stretch and get ready for the work ahead; hang on a minute – I don’t know what I’m going to be doing or how tough it’s going to be. While I stretch Tom explains the “plan”. Not to simplify it too much – He’ll cut the trees down & prepare the logs. Dan and I get to transport the logs to the holding area.
It was hot, for some reason it seems like the heat was on, or had at least been saved for the weekend when hard work was the order of the day. Everything seems to be going pretty well. Tom’s taking the trees down, with ease (most of the time) – not to many rock cutting incidents. He’d already spoken to David about some rotten stuff to come out and Dan spotted a couple of potential candidates. ME – I just took direction and moved wood, and stayed out of the way when the trees were coming down.
Having cut and stacked some good trees, loaded the back of the truck and the infamous trailer. Yes the surprise entrant to this year’s extravaganza. Yes, Tom’s freebie trailer. She was hooked up, loaded and ready to go. Off we go – headed for home. Well, before we get back to the main road – disaster! the tail gate looks like its coming loose! All that hard work could be all over the road. Dan & Tom get out and take the back of the axe to the catches. We take it a little easier after this and make it back to chez Welch in one piece: or so we thought. the trailer had a slight incident, namely one broken tail light. We unload the wood into some sort of managable stack, head our separate ways to complete the next task of the day.