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Monday, 6 June 2011

Monday Morning

Finally got the log-splitter assembled when Mary was here this weekend. We had to use the "bobcat" and a couple of chains to lift it out of the trailer; but all went well. You can tilt the splitter bed, so you can work vertically on a log. This is a great feature, enabling you to split larger logs you couldn't lift into the bed when horizontal.

This is the type of weather we have been getting here in Ontario this spring. RAIN and more RAIN so when the sun comes out we are happy to be outside even if we have to wear a bug shirt.

Log-splitter ready to work.

Make sure Jamie sees this picture. This is why I like the splitter. I can sit, get the work done and not break my back doing it. Like the bug shirt?

Our chickadees are busy feeding their new babies. I didn't want to lift the lid and disturb them but they are happy inside this nest.

Have a great day and play safely.


  1. That's a lot of wood you got there! I bet your log splitter is in top shape to do all those wood in one sitting. How long did it take you to do all of those?

  2. Hi Eugene;

    Good to hear from you. I've worked off and on over three weeks to cut and split the wood you see in the picture. I don't work steady at it but when time and weather permit I do an hour of cutting and splitting whenever I can.

    The log-splitter is a Speeco Splitmaster 22 ton built in the USA. So far I'm very happy with it and I'm glad I can tilt it for doing larger logs. The gas tank on the Briggs & Stratton engine is small so you need to fill it every hour it seems. Otherwise the splitter handles the job perfectly.

    Thanks for reading my blog.