Wood Progress

During Wednesday’s sunny weather I sorted wood.  Friends had cut 40″ wood to shorter lengths that would fit in the cook stove.  It isn’t an even division, so I sort longer (but short enough to fit in cook stove) and stack.  I am on the second rick of that wood.          Short pieces go into bulb crates and come into the house for burning.            I filled not …

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Wood, Wood, Wood

Friends have been helping me cut wood for this winter – and maybe winters to come!         When Ken died there were several piles of wood split and cut to 40″ for the side stoke holes on the wood pottery kiln.  I had never used a chainsaw. Ken had bought a small one for me, but I couldn’t start it;  Ken would start it and then use it…   Since 40′ does …

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Progress on the Wood Front!

Today I had a great surprise.  A young friend, Ryan was in the area and was ready to help buzz up some of the kiln wood.        There is a pile of mixed length Ken and I had stacked for the side stoke holes in the pottery kiln.  Ryan jumped up and cut.  I pitched into a trailer.       Once that one was full, Ryan moved it close to where I …

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Progress on the Wood Front

Today I got the two trailers mostly unloaded.  What remains is wood that will NOT fit in the cook stove, but WILL fit in the larger wood stove.  I need to bring it to another wood pile on the other side of the house to another pile.  I waited until I was done so that it would just be one trip.   Here are the two trailers           And that third …

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With Help and Gratitude

Ken and I heated with wood.  Ken felled trees, and I would place them on end, Ken would split them, I would put them in the trailer and Ken would drive it into the yard where I would stack the wood.  Later we got a splitter that could split 40″ wood for side stoking the pottery kiln.   Now that Ken is gone I have to face that I never ran a chainsaw, rarely ran …

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