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Everyone Needs A Cheering Section November 24, 2010

Posted by Joe in Farm.

A friend of ours gave us a couple of pickup bed loads of firewood over the weekend. I’ve spent most every free moment since then cutting it to length and splitting it for our pot belly stove.

I like splitting firewood the old fashioned way, with a maul. There’s just something manly about swinging an eight-pound piece of steel affixed to the end of a three-foot length of hickory. Hearing the sharp crack of the red oak as it yields to the blow and knowing that it’ll provide good warmth on cold nights this winter is rewarding.

This morning, I was splitting the last of the wood. My two year old son was there to “help you.” With every swing, he’d yell “Whoa! Awesome!”

As my friend in Virginia frequently says “Every day is Father’s Day.”



1. Beck - November 24, 2010

Timothy always is so excited about everything. I can just hear him cheering you on and see his very expressive face!

2. Joe - November 24, 2010

He also help me stack the wood, carrying a small piece to the stack and saying “Here’s one, here’s one.”

You’re right, he gets so excited about helping.

3. Beck - November 26, 2010

All of the kids really enjoy helping. You and Laura have done such a wonderful job in training them up right.

Now, when you are putting wood in the heater, you can remind T-Man that it might be a piece of wood that he helped carry. He’ll like that!

4. Grams - December 11, 2010

I like this!!!
Luv, Grams

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