Feeling empowered

Three years ago, my friend Lynn taught me how to chop wood like a lady at my very first Ladies Homestead Gathering Retreat. And today I did this:

Momma, woodpile & Kep
Momma, woodpile & Kep

It’s a little hard to see with the all that cute puppy in the way, but that’s a pretty good-sized woodpile {at least I like to think so} that I split this morning. Today was the first time I got the chance to work with the axe I bought myself after the retreat, and it went pretty smoothly. The wood was well-seasoned, mostly cedar. There were a few really {really} hard pieces that I couldn’t even nick, so I’m saving those until we borrow a wood splitter. Ultimately, we would like to harvest our entire winter’s worth of wood from our own lot, but I have a feeling this year we will be buying in wood – it’s starting to get chilly up here in the holler and we don’t have much to show for it yet!

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