Firewood

14 trees have been taken down on the property I inhabit.  All of them dead, but still full of moisture.  We’ve been cutting and stacking and splitting, then covering with black plastic weighted down with empty 2 liter (?) soda bottles filled with water and hung by ropes across the stack.

When those trees hit the ground, the earth shook. They must’ve been 80 – 100 ft tall. Making firewood sounds like a bland, benign event.  It is an all encompassing, vital engagement with Nature.

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2 thoughts on “Firewood”

  1. Touching and being involved with nature has always been my “mental health refresher treatment”…skiing, biking, hiking, “making wood”, making maple syrup. I’m so very fortunate to be living where I can do all of these things.

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