It was a lovely, picture-perfect day to go out into the woods up the hill and create some future firewood that hadn’t fallen yet.
“Chainsawing squirrels” is not a phrase you see every day, but bear with me. We’re just winding up an idyllic weekend at our Alaska summer vacation home. Actually, it’s our ordinary everyday home; it just felt like the kind of place you’d like to go on vacation because the weather was perfect and we decided to spend a good chunk of the weekend reading and relaxing. This meant putting in some serious deck time. Well, somebody had to do it. It was just that nice out—unusual for early August and a welcome break after several weeks of dedicated work.