We made the decision last summer that we were no longer going to take the time to cut and split the firewood that heats our house. We would order it cut, split and delivered and all we would have to do was stack it in our wood sheds.
We've always used all the wood from trees taken down on our property and, in the past, ordered loggers' cords of wood delivered in 8' lengths. If we figure the cost of the 8' lengths, the expense of using our chainsaws and fuel, and the time we both put into processing the wood, we came to the conclusion we'd be ahead to pay and order our wood cut and split.
So we did.
This past winter, we used all but this small amount of wood left in our big shed.
Ah, but don't get the idea we have no seasoned wood in reserve because we do.
This smaller wood shed is stuffed full of wood we put up last summer.
As is this make-shift wood crib we cobbled together and filled then also. Both of these areas together equal more than the big shed holds.
Oh, and we also were gifted these logs by our good neighbor recently. He has a heavy equipment business and often clears land for construction. In the past he's given us untold $$$ worth of wood and we're so very grateful for it.
So it's not that our wood working skills will become rusty by now ordering the main part of our wood for heating.
This is the first load of four that was delivered yesterday. Each load is a cord and a half which means there will be six cords to be stacked in our main wood shed.
Annnnd . . . this is what four loads looks like.
Papa Pea is currently involved in the reconstruction of our poultry yard, fencing and building a new composting system (one heckuva big job) so I told him I'd stack all the wood myself.
Eeeep! WHAT was I thinking??
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