Painted and Indigo Buntings,Doves,Pileated Woodpeckers,Red Bellied Woodpeckers, Squirrels,Cardinals,Wrens,Northern Parula Warblers,Osceola Turkeys,Racoons and Hawks visit our yard..while Osprey..an occasional Swallowtail Kite or Bald Eagle can be seen soaring overhead.. We live in a hammock area... Thickly wooded with palms, live oaks, red maples, needle palms and a soil(muck)that is like potting soil.
Monday, January 18, 2016
We have several stumps that will not split... Jim cuts them almost through with the chain saw ..
He then uses the maul/splitter to quarter them
This is his latest tool....he made this for the quarters to sit in so he can cut them up with the chainsaw.
We don't waste anything....our wood splitter died so we have to use some Yankee ingenuity.
This is what we end up with
Still have a few more to go....
This is one of our original wood piles.
This is the other...we now use them for the kindling.
After taking down several trees this summer..(.trees that were getting hollow inside and could have fallen on our home during a big storm)...Jim built this woodshed.
This is the wood stove that is on our screen room/porch.
We built this room for my Mother when she was here. It has sliding doors so it can be closed in. This stove is what we heat with during the winter. If it is below 60* we have a fire. Jim even put in kitty doors so the cats could come in and enjoy the heat. I have chili cooking on the stove....great place to do stew and spaghetti sauce...
I don't think I would enjoy Florida this much if I could not have a wood stove and a reason to use it...not that I'd want to live in VT or NH again....toooo cold. I enjoy snowy photos on others blogs.