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BREWMASTERBILL SparkPoints: (31,080)
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10/22/11 1:26 P

haha ... I love a little hard labor. And yes, a chainsaw is great! I had a Saturday just a couple of weeks ago where I ran 10 miles, carried a ton of paving stones, played softball and got to use my chainsaw. Happier than a pig in slop.

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10/22/11 1:12 P

Ummm, I think I will just chalk it up to a job well done. I was surprised to find that I enjoyed the splitting of the wood. Yesterday I moved onto repairing the fence and re-digging a drainage ditch and I lined it with rocks. Although no one will notice it, I do and I got a lot of satisfaction at a job well done. That is reward enough. Now if I could only handle the chainsaw my life would be complete!!!!

WILKERSONR Posts: 5,148
10/21/11 7:49 P

I us farm work on the cardio counter to track when I and clearing out the fence row and splitting wood. Or you could use the moving boxed for moving the logs and stacking it. It really is hard to say exactly what you are burning, I move at varying speeds and distance from the splitter to the woodpile.

Good job!

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10/21/11 8:11 A

You'll probably never know unless you're wearing a heart rate monitor of some sort. The best you could hope for is to equate to some other static activity like walking or jogging. I'm of the mind that work is work, exercise is exercise, so I chalk work up to a job well done. Just my opinion though.

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10/20/11 9:45 P

Ok guys, I did use a log splitter but I moved a lot of wood and split 3/4 of a fair size tree in a couple of hours. I'd say about 1.5 cubic yards. So do I count the calories (whatever they are), or just count it as a job well done. I have a lot more to do, plus I have all the brushing of the trees to clear up. By the way, if you didn't notice I'm a gal and I am pretty sore right now!!!

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