A LONG WINTER?
My sources tell me we might be in for a long winter here in North Idaho so I thought it would be a good idea to start the firewood production process early. The wood needs some time to dry so in the heat of summer you have to get moving.
Over the years I have chopped my share of firewood. I grew up on the East coast with burning firewood then stopped when I lived in Seattle and when I moved to Idaho back in 1997 I resumed. I must be getting old because last year I got a electric wood splitter. Five cord of firewood is a lot of wood to get inside the shed for the winter so I am taking the easy way out. Machines are wonderful but I do miss the exercise from using a maul on a wood stump.
Here is the sound of a 2 year old dry log being split. Included are versions pitched down 2 octaves. Enjoy! -Frank
Recording a tree falling for winter firewood with a Sanken CSS-5 microphone and a Sound Devices 702 recorder.