In an hour, with my dad at the controls, we split enough wood to last at least a week. Considering what I split with the ax this past weekend, plus what we have stacked now in two piles, only one branch from this massive oak tree has been chopped. There's a lot more wood to cut and split. The gas powered splitter makes it so much easier than doing it with an ax.
Later in the week, I'd like to tackle these large pieces.
Before I can do that, I need to clean out an area to walk through. Lots of privet and undergrowth makes it hard to carry/roll these logs to the splitter.
There's a LOT of stone laying on the ground back here. I think the lady that built these gardens years ago used it to edge the creek bed that is now just a drainage ditch. The average size is roughly 6" across.
I'll use that one stack of stone to finish edging the new perennial bed path today.
It's 48 degrees. Today's high should be in the mid 70s. Tonight, 46. No frost last night at 38 degrees. This weekend should be very nice.
11:47am - I must have disturbed a yellow jacket nest. No more work in the gully today. I could pot up the white brugs. I could drill, cut, and hammer the rebar for my two new planting beds. I could spend some time raking leaves in Larry's yard. But I think I plan to sit here for a bit before I do anything. Those big pieces of wood are heavy. The stone, it's much larger than it appears. I only got 4-6 pieces.