Time to build up a fuel supply for the farming season. I invited my friend Per to come and help me with the logging. Per is chef in the Swedish army and loves making food. I went to pick him up at the rail way station in town and we also did some food shopping. Per went right for the fat foods. We’re going to need it while working hard in the cold woods.
We prepared by chopping wood and loading the wagon with tools, chains and logging equipment. I did some work on the hydraulics and installed a return pipe for the oil. Next morning we were of to the woods about 30 km from home.
Per doesn’t have a driver’s license, so I lent him my ethanol converted moped. It was very slippery and Per had a hard, but fun time on the icy roads. We arrived to our cabin and made some lunch before starting to work.
I was a little bit nervous about taking the small two-wheel tractor of road into the woods. But the heavy crane on the wagon gave lots of weight on the back wheels and the grip was really good when putting on the chains. The point of weight moved further backwards and I got stuck twice when the wagon was loaded tough.
Per was using the chainsaw and I operated the tractor and crane. We took as many wind fallen trees as possible (mostly fir) and then took some standing birch. We had ran out of fuel for the tractor. We looked for and found a dry fir and a half dry birch that we chopped up for the trip home.
After two days, we headed home. The wagon was heavy and I had to use low gears when running on fir. The wood is now going to be chopped and dried.