[Homestead] Cold,cold weather
roxann at ancientearthwisdom.com
Mon Dec 22 12:12:41 EST 2008
I found out this year, this cold spell, that there is indeed a huge difference between good wood and last resort wood. Right now, all of our wood is rotten, old, and damp, and it is very difficult getting enough heat from the burner with that old wood. Chalk this experience up to a learning homesteading type of lesson, one I do not want to repeat.
Roxann, NW AR
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From: Lynn Wigglesworth <lynnw1366 at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Cold,cold weather
Sent: 22 Dec '08 17:01
Worse, the porch only had whole logs out
> there from where I loaded it last week. So, in the 11 degree cold, I
> went out with the ax and busted the split wood loose from the pile and
> brought it in. Luckily, they thawed quickly and are burning now, but it
> is still cold...
We have the "good wood" and the "bad wood". Some of the "bad wood" is a
little wet, and some of it is rotten. It's OK when I don't need a lot of
heat, but when it's really cold, I have to bring the "good wood" up from the
shed. It makes a major difference in how much heat I get out of the stove.
Tioga Co. PA
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