Posted by: Bonnie & Hans | October 18, 2009

Trees: gotta love ’em

Hans says that’s the dumbest title yet, but his was going to be “let the chips fall where they may”…   Maybe we should have a little name that blog/post contest.

This past week we helped the local economy by purchasing two cords of wood from two different people in the village–one spruce, one birch ($250 a cord).

birch cord

birch cord

spruce load???

spruce load

Hans had put the new Stihl chainsaw together, so it was time to try it out.

Beauty, eh?

Beauty, eh?

Step 1: get a log

Step 1: get a log

Step 2: Fire up the chain saw and go for it

Step 2: Fire up the chain saw and go for it

Step 3: Have ax will chop

Step 3: Have ax; will chop

Step 4: stack it

Step 4: stack it

There you have it… how Hans spent part of this weekend when he wasn’t doing his first quarter grades. Trees: nice to look at, good for oxygen, heat source and inspiration for an art project.

5th grade artist

5th grade artist

Third grader 1

Third grader 1

Third grader 2

Third grader 2

Third grader 3

Third grader 3

Hope you have a good week. Warm wishes from the Yukon...

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Responses

  1. You forgot the part about waiting until it is -20. Boy, did we learn the lesson about how easy it is to split wood when it’s REALLY cold out. But not chopping down Christmas trees. . . 🙂 So many details we had to learn the hard way!

  2. That is one nice looking chainsaw. The further north of the 45th parallel you get, the more you can appreciate a good saw! I have a truckload of logs in my yard I’ve been working on. It’s interesting to see that a cord of wood in Alaska is priced pretty closely to what a cord is going for here in Sequim.

  3. Looking pretty rustic Hans, hell I wouldn’t be surprised if you started hunting again. Let me know when you do go out and hunt, I know you can’t resist!

  4. Hans, congratulations to this very fine piece of german engineering. Stihl rocks!

    By the way, I really enjoyed reading over your posts and seeing your little video clips. Tried reaching you over the “olypen-mail”, doesn’t seem to work. (?) 😦

    Greetings from good old Germany. Sammy


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