Those 140-180+ lb rounds of wood are getting heavier.
Now that the splitter is adjusted and running well, I used the cool morning to split some more firewood for my reserve supply. Stopped when I had to take off my long sleeved shirt due to the temps.
I’m getting old. Those 30-48″ or so rounds (18″ more or less long) are getting heavier and heavier. I thought that perhaps the Hickory was just denser than oak,……I mean, I can barely roll ’em onto my knee before standing up to put ’em on the splitter rail.
So I got out the hanging scale and the log tongs and put them on the tractor…..Nope actually lighter…. in the 120-150-lb range….I’m just getting older, I guess.
Anyway, split another rick or so and stacked it under cover, Got more to do, but I’m nibbling away at it. Wore out a pair of gloves too. At least the splitter is running well, despite the neglect.