This week has been super cold here in Michigan! Thankfully we had meetings and other things that kept us inside for some portions of our days.
We are still hard at work removing invasive species around camp. We have to keep moving places where we are cutting because our brush piles are getting quite overwhelming. Unfortunately we won't be able to get a wood chipper for the next couple weeks. When we walk down the trails where we are working it is a wall of honey suckle bushes and trees hat we have chopped down. I got I use the chainsaw again!!
A highlight of my week has been being able to use the log splitter. I forgot to get a picture of it but the picture of the half circle of wood shows the diameter in how bi of logs we were splitting. It's amazing how easily it can chop that huge tree. I also thought this log was interesting because it has a tree inside of the tree. That inner circle just fell right out.
Last night was our first outside fire and our first fire since the alarm went off. The smoke vent was broken and needed I be fixed. The nice weather yesterday allowed us to have a fire outside but it still got pretty chilly on the walk back to the house. Hopefully this Michigan weather will stay nice so we can have more comfortable fires outside!
The picture is one of the many battle scars I have gotten this week. My legs are all bruised up from log splitting and my arms are all cut up from dragging honeysuckle out of the woods.
Next week we get to be cabin leaders so that will be a nice change of pace from removing invasive species. Can't wait to have a relaxing week!