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My mother lives on a farm. There are  some really lovely oak trees there. Sadly, many of them have oak root fungus. This means that occasionally one will fall over or drop big branches. These falls make lovely firewood. The last time we went to cut firewood, Ricky Goblin Baby wanted to go with us. We had a long talk with him about how to be safe on the way out to the farm. He promised that he would be very careful.

Getting ready

Getting ready

Here is a photo of Ricky while he was waiting for equipment to be prepped to begin.

Trying out the chainsaw

Trying out the chainsaw

When this log was cut most of the way through, we gave Ricky a chance to try the chainsaw. He didn’t like it much.  The chainsaw was a bit too loud and bumpy for him to enjoy using it.

Ricky gets wood 003

A slerk on the wedge

I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but a slerk showed up while we were working.

Trying out a hatchet

Trying out a hatchet

Ricky liked using the hatchet much better than the chainsaw. I think he’ll be using hand tools when he wants to cut branches in the future.

Ricky on the splitter

Ricky on the splitter

Large logs have to be split into smaller pieces to be used as firewood. This is a photo of Ricky on the splitter before we started the splitter up.

Running the splitter

Running the splitter

We do most of our splitting by hand with a maul, but it sure is nice to be able to use splitter some times. Ricky had a great time running the lever. He is way too short to put the logs up and get them ready.

Close up

Close up

Here is a close up of Ricky while he was working the lever.

We had a fun, if exhausting day. Ricky slept the whole way home in the truck. He was even too tired to help unload and put away the wood.

Ricky is available for sale here https://www.etsy.com/listing/93549009/ricky-goblin-baby-ooak-needle-felted

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