It's the first full day of Autumn and it seemed appropriate to get out there and prepare for winter with the splitting of the wood.
I have a lot of unsplit wood sitting in the yard and as you can see, it's quite a mess.
So I started out by cleaning the area where the wood will go, which was also, quite a mess.
Once everything was arranged, the chopping began.
With a chop chop here.
And a chop chop there.
Even with less than stellar stamina, I am pretty pleased with the results.
I have a nice stack of wood by the back door and a little bit more of the messy yard cleaned up.
The pile that I left is too hard for little ol' me to split. I'm going to rent a power splitter in the next week or so to handle the rest of it.
Whilst I toiled with ax, Susan worked on her car s'more.
She was sanding some rusty spots which she will paint over later.
As for now, I am spent. It is time to sit down and watch some Cougar Football. And some Iowa Hawkeyes Football.
GO SPORTS TEAM!!!