The temperature has risen from -29C (-20F) yesterday morning, to -5C (23F) this morning. The forecast calls for more cold temperatures over the coming weekend, actually colder than those we've just experienced. I sure wish we could have a good fall of snow to insulate everything. This crazy temperature fluctuation is hard on everything, especially since there is such a scant covering of snow. (the present header picture was taken mid January 2019)
It being so much milder today, we headed out and got back at tree harvesting.
We are working away at felling beech trees, cutting them for firewood before the Beech Bark fungus totally takes the good out of the trees. We are trying to haul in enough wood to replace what we'll be burning this winter.
The rounds will be split in the spring, hopefully before the biting insects come out, and will be piled to cure in the empty space in the woodshed.
All that bending and lifting is good exercise, and doing just one tree a day ensures that we don't overdo it.