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Real Men Don’t Use Chainsaws

With no little undue pride, yesterday I took axe and bowsaw to felling a 2-foot diameter maple tree out back that needed to be brought down and cut up.  Sweat mingled with joy as I recalled wise words of Abraham Lincoln:  If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the six sharpening my axe.  (And this time, I wisely did stop several times to sharpen the axe.)

Looking at my handiwork now, brings to mind two more quotes:

Every man looks at his own woodpile with pride.” – H.D. Thoreau


I have to sharpen all the stumps around our property so my lazy husband can’t sit down.” – Lorraine Jackson.