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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