Saturday, November 27, 2010
That Firewood Feeling
I simply cannot express the feeling of contentment I have over this year's fire wood supply. I was fortunate to have access to one HUGE tree (which is still not completely cut up) last fall. I, and a friend, cut it up and stacked it here on the homestead. I didn't touch it over the winter and it sat and cured for the spring and summer. Over the summer, I split it (by hand) and stacked it the woodshed. Because of this extra work, we have 90% of the firewood we need for the winter this season. Almost everything I cut from here on out, is for next winter. This is the way it should be and the first time in the 12 years on our homestead. We have always heated with wood here, but I have always struggled to stay ahead of the curve, often burning green wood. But, praise God, this year will be different and, if I'm smart about this, for ever. How's your supply?