Our church, each fall, has a wood haul. We get together as a ward, all those willing and able, and go up the mountain and gather wood for those that can't. A lot of homes here use wood stoves to heat them. Some widows and others put in a request and we go to work. It sort of feels like a barn raising to me. We are all working together towards a common goal. We are serving others. Those that could not come helped in other ways like babysitting, cooking and things like that.
Cutting wood is one of my favorite dates. The kids love to get out of the work and my husband and I love the time together. It is very satisfying to prepare for the winter.
This is Chad.
Notice that the trees here are black. They had a forest fire here and the trees were burned on the outside and not all the way through. The wood should burn well though. I don't know why they didn't all just burn down. This land is owned by a family in Panguitch and they donated the wood from their property to supply us.
We had the missionaries there helping too. They really worked hard. If you are in need of some help don't hesitate to call our missionaries. They are fabulous.
We had more loaders than cutters so we had to wait at times.
They are working on the saw. For some reason it wouldn't start this time.
Our bishop was right there helping. He brought his family.
This is our Bishop's wife, Jodi. She is great, and working hard.
Just look at how full this truck is. I didn't count how many trucks we had or filled.
This truck is going to go unload on the other side of the field. The wood that didn't get delivered is stored for later in the winter when someone is in need of it.