How much wood could a woodchuck smoke, if a woodchuck could smoke wood?

Only these HHS volunteers know!

It is a great group of HHS seniors and juniors and they are hardworking and enjoy knowing that their work is an investment in their community.

The title of the group is Woodchucks and Smoke. 

And now for the rest of the story . . . . .

Throughout the year, trees are brought to the wood lot and await the arrival of volunteers who cut split and stack the logs all in an effort to help those in need of firewood during the cold Vermont winters.

Here is a story on one of the events that are held annually by volunteers.

https://aboutnorwich.substack.com/p/they-cutthey-splitand-they-stackedso

This story is about a group of Hanover High schools juniors and seniors who wanted to help with this effort.

All good hardwood and some soft too!

Looks like someone has been here doing some prep work before this crew arrived

Eric Piccone introduces the group of volunteers to the safety instructor sent by Chippers to conduct the safety training.

Safety Instructor gives a class on proper safety procedures and guidelines used when doing this kind of work.

A class photo after completion of the safety course

Logs are cut into manageable lengths by a master wood cutter

Some logs are split manually and some by a crew using a log splitter

They seem to know what they are doing

Teamwork makes the job easier

And the end result is plenty of wood for those in need this winter and beyond as long as there are volunteers available to assist.

Wood bee volunteer Eric Friets and Chippers were a big help in getting us started and getting this project off the ground.  It is a great opportunity to give back and support this wonderful program.  Ironically, we are insuring that people have warm homes while we are splitting and stacking under a blazing sun. ;)  They are not going to complain and, even if they did, I couldn’t hear it over the roaring engines of the splitter and the chainsaws.

It is a great group of HHS seniors and juniors and they are hardworking and enjoy knowing that their work is an investment in their community.

The title of our group is Woodchucks and Smoke.  Woodchucks for cutting up and stacking wood and Smoke because we are using wood to smoke delicious meats for our amazing lunches.

-Eric