My parents have their fireplace going pretty much every day from November through March. It’s a good thing they live in the woods, because every now and again a tree will fall and provide them with plenty of good wood to fuel their fireplace. One afternoon during the Beeson Family Staycation, my dad got out the wood splitter and Ryan, John and Aaron went to town on some fallen trees on my parent’s property.

My bother Aaron (who is a whiz at everything) was a whiz with the chainsaw, My brother-in-law John was tossing huge logs like they were tiny twigs, and Ryan was sporting some awesome boots and shorts while he ran the splitter. I’m so thankful that I married a man who enjoyed helping my parents like this during his vacation.

My sister-in-law Tracy, my mom and I helped load split wood onto the tractor and Dad drove the tractor down the path and dumped the wood near the meadow so it could be stacked to dry for a few years while they burn through the piles of chopped wood from previous years of lumberjackin’.

It felt great to work as a team getting such a huge task completed for my parents. My mom was so happy. It makes me happy to know that she looks out her window now and doesn’t have a huge fallen tree blocking her view of the forest.


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