Poor Old Scout

woodAlice and I are working on next winter’s woodpile. I think we’ve done 4 Scout loads or so. It is hard to predict how much wood will make a Scout load while I’m cutting, so I just do the best I can. I put all the logs I can carry on the rack I made, and saw them up in a batch. The ones too big to lift I saw up in place and stack up over by the log splitter.

That is where Alice comes in. When I get a batch ready to split, I start the machine and she mans the lever. As I load the logs onto the splitter, she does the splitting, and then I toss the split pieces onto the Scout, put another one on the rack, and wham! She splits that one too.

As you can see in the picture, I cut up more pieces than could properly fit into the bed of the Scout. The poor old girl was kind of saggy when I drove around to the woodshed. I do my best to get the load off as soon as I can, because that much weight is not good for a 40 year old vehicle.

I’m thinking that 3 or 4 more loads like this one and the woodshed attached to the garage will be full. I plan to build a new outbuilding this summer to replace the old worn out one. I’ll fill the new building up with firewood and use from there until I get enough room to use it for storage. Then I’ll empty the old one, tear it down, and remove one more eyesore from the property.

One Response to “Poor Old Scout”

  1. Ryan says:

    Saw the title and feared the worst for the Scout.

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