We're into serious "putting up wood" mode around here these days.
Papa Pea put in many, many hours with his chainsaw cutting the remaining stack of 16' long lengths of hard maple wood into these chunks ready for splitting. All the wood was solid and heavy with a capital "H." What a job!
Our yearly goal is to have our heating wood cut, split and stacked in the shed by the end of April. That may be slightly unrealistic as our wood working area is at the foot of a portion of our land that rises at a pretty good angle behind us and therefore remains damp (if not downright wet) sometimes well into spring.
At any rate, we're late in getting the job done this year, but if we push along now and get the wood split and under cover, it will still be dried and in good shape for this coming heating season.
We won't know for certain until we work through all of this huge pile, but we're fairly confident it will amount to a lot more than we'll have to burn this coming winter. And it's always a good feeling to be ahead of the game when it comes to wood put by.
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