If a Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood


Then I need one. I don’t even know what a woodchuck is. Anyway, we’re working on our woodpile! Well, that is the royal “we”…….. Though! I’m thinking about chopping some just so I can say I did. Maybe that one little piece right there…..


  1. Kathy in Fayette Co KY says:

    Suzanne: I always thought a woodchuck was the same as a groundhog, but by a different name in different states? But….am not sure. Anybody know?

  2. jason says:

    Woodchuck = groundhog = whistle pig.

  3. Leah says:

    Would a Woodpecker help???? LOL

  4. Fran says:

    Oh, I bet you have woodchucks in your neck of the woods! It’s just another name for a groundhog. I may have to come find you just to sit by your woodstove. I had one in a prior home and loved it. You’ll need a lot more wood!

  5. Miss Becky says:

    I’ll tell ya what a woodchuck is. It is an annoying critter who will dig up newly planted tomato plants and just about anything else in your garden and leave it laying on top of the soil to dry out and die…destructive little creatures that will dig under a fence, climb over it, and outsmart you at every turn to get to those tender little seedlings and mature plants too. I did battle with the same little devil year after year until I got a DOG and that was the end of him…I think, because once I had my dog Millie I never saw or heard from him again. They are otherwise referred to as ground hogs, and are really cute unless they are within 2 feet of my garden, then they are a menace!!! :pirate:

  6. Hannah says:

    A woodchuck is another name for beaver. (Where’d all the kitty gravatars go!!!?) :help:

  7. Ms E says:

    A woodchuck is a tiny, squarish-built ground squirrel that has 2 white stripes running down it’s back. It’s about the size of your hand and cute as a button!!!

  8. rain says:

    sounds like a warm winter-snuggled by the fire ahead (when you’re not doing chores!!!)!! oh those chores !!

  9. pamb says:

    I checked Wikipedia and it agrees a Woodchuck is a groundhog. Maybe 2 feet long and very chubby looking. Bigger than our biggest cats, but closer to the ground.

    We haven’t had a problem with our gardens, but they keep digging under the front part of our old farmhouse (crawl space under the very front rooms, basement under the rest) and sometimes gnaw on the beams. One ate thru the wall and popped into the kitchen when my mom lived over there. Ern fills their holes with concrete and old pots and metal stuff and they just dig a longer tunnel from farther out. Had critter catchers catch some. Next season another one showed up. We think they’re imprinted–Ern says they probably had ancestors living here before the house was built over a 100 years ago.

    Anyway, we have them all over the place here. Probably because it’s farming country and unlimited access to corn and soybeans. They’re cute but persistant. We have to watch where we walk and drive the riding lawnmower. More than once I got the mower stuck when a wheel fell into a new hole that wasn’t there last time I mowed.

    I think they’ll eat bark, but I don’t believe they’ll chop up wood for you. For that, you’d need a beaver? A trained beaver?

  10. pamb says:

    Oh, I rattled on and on about the groundhogs!

    What I meant to say, is it not the most wonderful feeling to look out and see stacks of wood all lined up for winter? Our wood is in big mounds a cord or two high, each with a tarp over it. Like tarp igloos. I feel so safe. Chimney swept for the year, mounds of wood all ready to go.

  11. TXLady says:

    The tarp is a good idea and anyplace under cover is better. At least keep some in that pile on your porch or you will be forever trying to start a fire. My husband makes little fire starters out of sawdust to help get the fire going…

  12. Jennifer says:

    We got lucky this year. In Korea you can buy a whole truckload of wood for about $200 & have it delivered. It’s supposed to show up Monday. Of course we’re hoping that’s what’ll heat our house this year so we don’t have to turn on the heat. The utilities living off base are outrageous – the electric company even charges you for having a TV.

  13. Amanda says:

    I love chopping wood, it is a great stress reliever.

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