makes sure the axe is sharp, the chopping block is cut flat but with a slight tilt, reminds me when it's time to clean the chimney. Good man. Today he brought home a new pair of lopping shears to replace the old ones that are probably as old as we are, and have been used hard and often. These are longer, lighter, and with a cutting edge that only Fiskars could manage.
He even went down to the edge of the woods, took out a few maples that had been uprooted, and let me have my way with the clippers. No more excuses, nossir.