Steve Burwash and Matt Kjelstad getting wood (ca. 1937)

Steve Burwash and Matt Kjlestad get wood
Steve Burwash and Matt Kjlestad get wood

In the 1930s the Kjelstad farm in Ohop Valley ran on wood. It would take one very large tree to heat the main house, a smaller house and several chicken houses for a year.

This is a shot of Steve Burwash (now 92) helping Matt Kjelstad split up a big tree near their farm. Check out that saw. Steve said Matt would saw and he should split the rounds.

AND . . . this was a chore that they did between other chores on the farm.

Photo courtesy of Steve Burwash.

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