Reading Lesson on Cutting & Spitting Wood - Reading Worksheets - My Schoolhouse - Online Learning
Using wood to heat your home is lot of work if you cut your own wood. First, you must cut the tree down with a saw.
Next, the tree must be cut into lengths that will fit into your wood burner or
fireplace. This length is usually 18 to 24 inches. After the tree is
cut into pieces, the wood must be moved from the woods to your house. The
next step is to split the wood logs into pieces that will dry and burn more
easily. Splitting wood is done by hand with a splitting ax or with a
hydraulic splitter. Once the wood is split, it is stacked in piles
or in a wood shed to dry. Firewood should dry for at least a year
before it is burned. When it is time to use the wood, it is moved to
a wood bin near the wood burner. From there the wood is placed in
the fire when needed. As you can see, burning wood takes a lot of
human labor, but the work is usually fun when you do it with
your family and friends.
1. Heating your home with wood is a lot of
if you cut your own wood.
2. Splitting wood is done with a splitting ax or
3. Wood logs should be cut
in 3 foot lengths.
in 4 foot lengths.
120 inches long.
from 18 to 24 inches in length.
4. Splitting the logs is done to
remove the insects.
dry the wood.
None of the above.
5. Firewood should dry for about
6. The making of firewood can be fun when
done with family and
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