Grand Master D especially but Miss Gremlin too, have been pestering me to let them split logs. I have avoided it because it can be dangerous, however at Uncle Glenn’s all the boys went out and felled a tree, cut it up and brought it back. Then the kids had the task of splitting all the wood for the fire 🙂 With some instruction they were just let at it.. and I was shooed away lest I freak out 🙂
No one lost any fingers or limbs and Miss Gremlin actually split most of it after the boys lost interest. She was out there doing it until almost dark. She had a blast.
Some farm work is more fun than other stuff. Splitting wood seems to be up there on that list. I imagine they’ll have sore muscles this morning though. Swinging a splitter is no easy feat.
As a kid, this was our only source of heating ….. wait, here at the farm it still is. We spent many weekends getting firewood as a family activity when I was Grand Master D and Miss Gremlin’s age. I have done all these jobs the kids are enjoying as part of life, they get to play at it for fun…… and that’s a really great thing. They are building very special memories.