Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Our house is heated solely by wood, so getting the firewood is a big chore. As typical, we forgot about it until August and then panicked about getting enough. We had four truck-loads (about a third of a cord each) already on this side of the creek from a couple trees we dropped in 2008. Over by the loafing shed, we had a mess of big logs where the county had cut some of our trees for a new culvert. I hand split (with Mark and Billy's help) about half the wood and Ray and Billy got the other half with a rented pneumatic splitter. Adding in last year's leftovers, we had fourteen truck loads. They'll sit out on the point to dry until the rain comes at the end of September, then into the shed. Will it be enough?

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