The log splitter Sophia, Olivia, and I used.
They also each took a turn at operating the log splitter. Olivia was fine with doing one log on the splitter.
Olivia learning how to split wood.
However, Sophia enjoyed splitting the logs - particularly the larger ones that had to be split many times.
Sophia operating the log splitter.
By helping get the logs and branches out of the pasture, the girls make it safer for the horses - especially at night when these large objects could be tripped on and/or the horses injured by them.
Wood that now needs to be stacked before winter.
They also helped the environment by reusing trees that were destroyed by lightening or the ash borer insect. Rather than having the wood simply rot in the pasture, we can burn it this winter in the woodstove and reduce the amount of propane that we use.