Friday, October 24, 2014

We Are Wood Wealthy

We've had both of our wood sheds full of wood for some time now, but there were still some 8' lengths back in the wood working area that Papa Pea wanted to get cut and under cover.

But where to put the wood when both sheds were full?  Thinker that he is, he came up with the idea of using the metal stakes and high sides we mounted on our flat bed trailer when we had a contract to deliver bundles of firewood to one of the state parks in our area.


Truly-duly, they worked out pretty darn slick as a makeshift wood shed to hold the very last of the wood.  Now we'll cover the top with a tarp, and the wood will be fine there until whenever we need it.


It's been a long time since our back wood working area has not had some wood stacked on it.  We've cleaned it up except for the couple of inches of sawdust still on the ground which we'll rake up and save for use in the garden.

Did I mention we just heard from the logger from whom we ordered more wood?  Yep, he's due to deliver another load sometime within the week.  Guess we'd better get busy gathering that sawdust.

20 comments:

Kristina said...

That's great you are getting more wood. We do need to get the chainsaw blades sharpened.

FoxyLady said...

Can't have too much dry firewood! :)

Sparkless said...

Wow! And he's bringing you more wood! I guess when you heat your house with wood you can never have too much of the stuff.

Tombstone Livestock said...

That's a lot of wood, hope termites don't like Minnesota winters.

mtnchild said...

I should have enough for this winter, but your piles of wood sure do look scrumptious!! I also have natural gas heat, but wood is sooo much nicer. Yvette

Mama Pea said...

Kristina - Does your hubby sharpen your chainsaw blades? We would be lost if Papa Pea didn't know how to do it. He sharpens the saw after about each hour of cutting.

Mama Pea said...

FoxyLady - Well, I suppose you could . . . but I sure don't know ANYONE who does!!

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - It's like money in the bank! (Maybe better these days.)

Mama Pea said...

Tombstone Livestock - We do have termites up here, but (knock, knock, knock) we've never had any trouble with them.

Mama Pea said...

mtnchild - Isn't it strange, but wood heat is definitely a more "comfortable" heat. Good to hear you're all set for this winter.

Sandy said...

Mama Pea,

You are more than set for this winter. I would rather have more wood that what's needed than to run out of wood.
Great job you two!!!

Carolyn said...

So. That's what an empty wood lot looks like. I don't think I've ever seen one...at least not around here. (Guess I'd better get on that splitter)

Mama Pea said...

Sandy - Last winter we went right down to the last, last, last of the wood (we're blaming it on circumstances beyond our control) so we don't want that to happen . . . ever again!

Mama Pea said...

Carolyn - There is NOTHING wrong with a wood lot that is never empty! That means you've always got something to fall back on.

1st Man said...

That is impressive! And I can imagine, very warm when the time comes! :-)

Nancy po said...

Good for you!!!

Mama Pea said...

1st Man - Thank you. We keep hearing we're going to have another snow-filled winter like last year so having so much wood put by makes us feel VERY good!

Mama Pea said...

Nancy po - Thank you!

Erin said...

so glad I saw this one… your wood stockpile always makes me happy!

Mama Pea said...

Erin - Us, too!!!!!