[Homestead] Very, very quiet
bartermn at epix.net
Tue Mar 7 06:08:37 EST 2006
I hope to have cut the last firewood we need this year. I had piled a
bunch of 6-8 foot lengths of logs and branches when our septic was put
in last summer, about two full cord. I cut the last of them a couple
weeks ago. It was a mix of ash, ironwood and locust and soft maple.
Yesterday I had to down a few dead standing trees on the new acre. It
was a bear dragging them through the slippery slush of a weekend snow
storm that dropped about six inches on us. If I only had to heat this
camp we live in the pile would have been plenty, with some left over for
next year. But our boy is staying in the almost but not quite finished
log cabin. I told him if it didn't warm up soon he'd better buy a
truckload of wood; I wasn't cutting any more.
That one acre we got from the neighbor is mostly trees and a rather nice
screen between our house and the blacktop road. As a woodlot, it ain't
much but should supply us with part of the firewood we need just by
thinning. With our son living there, we learned how much wood it takes
to heat the log cabin anyways.
Chris Clarke wrote:
> Anyone around? Things seem to have gotten very quietly lately.
> Everyone getting ready for spring? I have taken my slightly more
> than 1/2 a cord of wood and reduced it to 1/4 cord of nice heartwood
> and 1/4 of dry rot... :D The pile looks very nice. Maybe I'll
> send a picture. Need to get another 1/2 cord, hopefully this time
> of nice clean red and white oak.
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