Heck yes we’ll take it!
A family friend recently called us up and let us know he had just cut down a huge oak tree and was preparing to take the wood to a dump, which was was quite a haul from where he was located. He wanted to know if we would be interested in the wood, as we were located much closer to him than the dump. Heck yes! How soon can you be here?
He was kind enough to bring the wood out to the farm and we proceeded to fire up the skid steer and unload the huge pieces of oak from his trailer.
We were thinking of using a chainsaw mill to slab out a few of the pieces, but decided to go ahead and turn this batch into firewood.
Time to get busy
Once the wood was unloaded, David prepped a chainsaw while Dan used the skid steer to bring the wood down to the wood splitter and stacked firewood.
I talked David into striking a pose with his new Husqvarna chainsaw chaps. I think this is the first serious pose I’ve been able to coax out of him. We even got Jack, Sheron and Dan’s dog, to join in on the photo.
David cut up the logs into manageable sized pieces, and even those were mondo heavy. It was a job lifting some of those onto the splitter!
Dad operated the splitter while David positioned the logs. It was crazy how much wood we got from each of the logs.
I took the finished wood, loaded into a wheelbarrow and stacked it in the wood holder. Each log was a *full* wheelbarrow load.
We wound up with darn near half a cord of split oak wood. Not a bad afternoon’s work!
These aren’t your dad’s grub worms
After the oak wood had been split Dad and David tackled an enormous elm log. I was off to the side stacking up the last of the wood when Dad came over with a huge grin on his face.
“Put your hand out” he said. I put out my hand and he proceeded to place in it several of the largest grub worms I’ve ever seen. They were HUGE!
So I guess technically these were my dad’s grub worms, ha!
We chased down Screech, the family rooster, and tossed a few of the grub worms his direction. That was one happy rooster.
Thanks for taking the time to read the post!
If you’ll be staying at Scurlock Farms in or around the winter months and would like to take part in a wood splitting session please let Sheron know. We would love to have the help!
Daniel Scurlock Jr