The big pile of cut and chopped wood has been staring at me for a week now. I like to get the wood all stacked and under cover before the winter snows blow and since they were blowing just yesterday, I decided I better get to it. I worked on the pile for three hours or so and got maybe half of it stacked. I get a bit obsessive about tasks like this and often work until the job is done with no or minimal breaks. But I still needed to eat some lunch and get out to paint in the woods so I finally stopped even though the job wasn't completely done.
Note how green the leaves still are on the trees! I usually finish the last plein air fall painting around October 28 when the colors peak in a brilliant red and then a storm blows in and knocks them all down. But this year, the colors are just getting started! Comparing this year's color to even last year, we are a good 11-14 days behind!
|Getting started. You can see the unstacked wood dumped behind the growing stack. Older wood, already stacked, is under the tarps.|
|Finished for the day. Time to go paint! There is a second stack, about half the length, shaping up behind this one.|