firewood hauling as exercise?
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tonight my husband and I filled our garden trailer a couple of times with firewood cut from the trees we are harvesting. We have tree tops and big limbs cut into firewood lengths, and we bring them from where they are and then stack them on the trailer. I should have kept better track of the time, but from the time I went outside for a walk and then ended up helping fill the trailer, it was enough that it should have been a minimum of 15 minutes (I checked with my husband and he said at least 20 minutes, so I figure I'm being conservative).
Anyway, that, and a walk to see what our property looks like at this point in the logging. We have a lovely view back that we lost years ago when the trees grew too high. Now we have a view of the Mt. Hood National Forest (part of the Cascade Mountain Range), and the valley in front of us. it is lovely, pretty farms, rolling foothills to the Cascades covered with forests.
The walk did me good, as did the firewood pickup. I am going to help with that every night, and that will be my exercise. I will try to keep better track of it. and plan to weigh a couple of the average size logs so I know how much I'm lifting.
It feels good to be outdoors, to be where plants are growing and blooming, and to do some purposeful exercise. I feel like I'm getting two benefits - exercise, and lovely logs to use in our Fireplace Xtrordinaire next winter.