Sunday, June 3, 2012

I'm A Lumberjack And I'm Okay!

This fall we will be putting a woodstove in our house.  Hurray!  We have a large house that is expensive to heat with oil.  When we first moved in there was a woodstove in the house, but it was old and mainly decorative, so we pulled it out for safety and aesthetic reasons.

 Yesterday was our first family wood hauling day.  By fall we would like to have about 8 cords of wood hauled and stacked.  Just in time for having the stove installed!  In the Yukon it is very easy to get a permit to head out to cut your own wood.  It is free and you can take up to 11 cords of standing dead per year.  We have a 30km stretch of road we are allowed to gather wood from and we found a nice little spot yesterday that we can easily take a couple of cords without even having to take the quads out to pull logs.

The boys had a great time and were even fairly helpful!  We got half a truck load in just under two hours before the rain arrived and we had to head for home.

The mama gets the pink protective earwear!

Blowing bubbles while waiting to work.

Watching dad buck up a tree.

Helpful little stackers.

Lunch break!

A wee load for our first time out.


jen said...

oh my god, I'm sold. I've been trying to convince N to move to the Yukon. Heating your house with wood, free wood, pink earmuffs....I want to come soo much! Your the coolest mom ever!

dogsled_stacie said...

What a FUN day! I love wood cutting... would be great to have a couple of mini-helpers. Do you rent them out? Is the cost sandwiches & cookies? LOL!