Stocking up for Winter

LOGS

Occasionally trees fall over and crash into the stock fences, like this one. This is an Ash which is great for log fires. We cut up and use the branches as well as the logs and store them in the log store by the cottage ready for the guests who like to have a warm fire in the Living Room of the cottage. Its surprising how much wood you get from one tree – this one we think had been struck by lightening and had fallen over within the last month or so.  In the old days wood would have been the farmers primary source of heat and every spare piece would have been used. It would have taken the Farmer a long time to cut a tree down into logs by hand saw. Nowadays with the aid of chainsaws we had this one all done within 2 hours.

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