A few weeks ago we attended a wood cutting party at a good friend’s 60-acre farm in Madison County, GA. We spent the day using chainsaws, axes and even a gas-powered wood splitter to clear out a few downed trees on her property. By the end of the day, I had a pickup truck load of practically free firewood! So today I got out there and stacked it all while the kiddos dug around in the dirt.
This weekend I spent a day with some great friends, on a beautiful farm, chopping wood. And even though almost every part of my body is in some degree of pain, I had a blast!
Our fearless leader had already spent hours teaching us how to use chainsaws and axes safely while on our Ladies Homestead Gathering Retreat, but we were eager for more practice. When she mentioned having a few downed trees on her property in need of removal, we jumped at the chance to help. I was pleasantly surprised by the turnout – over 20 adults and nearly 10 children! And, in LHG style, we enjoyed the most amazing pre-Thanksgiving potluck picnic!