Woo-Hoo, I got a new toy the other day and I have been like a little boy. This new Stihl 310 has been needed for quite a while, the little saw I have been using just didn't cut it. ( Pun intended ) I think it was Tuesday that I got the new saw (winter survival tool) and I put it right to work cutting 2 trailer loads that day. You can see one of the loads in the back to the left the other is from a month or so ago. Man it sure makes life a lot better having a good saw to cut firewood. I have been getting my wood from my buddy's farm. CH has been letting me cut wood that he has been clearing for pasture for the cows. I got a load of hickory yesterday. I have read that the oldtimers always like to burn hickory over any other wood. When hickory was scarce they would keep enough to use a log as the back log in their fireplace. Hickory burns really hot and really long. I am happy to have a good load of hickory to use in the buckstove this winter. The cost of the saw ( around $400 ) will be recovered in about 2 to 3 months of electrict bills this winter. I can't say enough good things about this saw, my old saw was a joke compared to this thing. My trailer is 14 x 5, so this is a pretty good load of firewood.
In the last few days I have been trying to find time to dry some green beans, we call them shuck beans around here. Once they dry real good they will last a long time if kept dry. I simply strung these on a piece of fishing line with a needle and used a small stick at the bottom to keep the beans from falling off the end. These will be ready in a few weeks. You just fix them like you would fix green beans. These are hanging in the clubhouse.
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