Good Wood

While Henry trains the young calves, Jonas is getting ready to go to the woods with the oxen, Buck and Bright.  He will cut down a tree, and the oxen will pull the tree trunk and the branches back to the farmyard.  Then Jonas and Father can make things from the wood. 

Some of the wood will go into making things like chairs or tables, cart wheels, fences, doors and shutters, tool handles, cups plates and spoons.  The fire that cooks the food and gives the house warmth and light needs a lot of wood, too.  So having the forest full of trees nearby is important.  The ox team is important too.  Without them, it would be very hard to move the heavy logs.

 

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