A Perfect Day! Sunshine, good friends, the aroma of two-cycle oil and the dulcet tones of a growling chainsaw. It just doesn't get any better than that! That's Jim on the saw, piling up the rounds and chips.
We just received word from Jonathan Wordingham of the Ontario-Walworth Rotary that they need another 10 face cords of C4C firewood in order to meet their 2017 goal. This amounts to an additional $750 headed to Camp Onseyawa for children with special needs (https://www.onseyawa.org/). The Rotarians will be by to pick it all up here soon. What a great TEAM!
Below is a peek at the current pile. I think it's 5 rows deep on the right and 3 rows deep on the left. Each row is about 1.5 face cords. Elsa, Eileen, Dana and Keith moved the wood and stacked the sticks. Where is everyone? Must be that the gang is in the sugar house eating donuts and pastries! Thanks Eileen and Elsa for the goodies.
The Tin Man, prior to being galvanized, takes a mighty whack:
Nick hauls yet another load.
The American splitter is a brute in the capable hands of Kathy, Eileen, and Greg.
Here we are, at the end, after hot dogs and beer, without the beer. Left to right: Dana, Kathy, Greg, David, Eileen, Elsa and Nick (not shown are Keith, Jim, and yours truly.) Thanks to Keith for preparing and cooking lunch.
That's a new mountain of logs from Tom Gerow and his team at Wagner Hardwoods. Thanks Wagner for the great timber! We could not do this and raise the money for charity without your generosity.
If you're a NYFOA member and want to have some fun while doing good, please send Eileen a note at email@example.com. She will place you on the mailing list so that you will be aware of the next event (February). If you'd rather just attend the post-firewood social, you're more than welcome! It really is a fine time for all.
If you would like to donate working equipment (e.g. hydraulic log splitter, maul, chainsaw, etc) or cash to help defray some expenses, please send me a note (firstname.lastname@example.org). NYFOA and the charities would be grateful.