Two guys from Indiana have been helping Mike split Beech tree logs the past couple of days. We thinned out a large amount of these trees from the wooded hills that surround the No Greater Joy office a couple of months ago. (Over time, Beech trees create such a thick canopy that they can suppress the growth of other trees. In addition to having shallow roots, Beech trees also tend to become hollow as they age, thus making them susceptible to windfall and storm damage.) While a number of the trees were sold to be used for railroad ties, there were many more left over! After three inches of snow last week, it feels wonderful to be working outside again!