Progress on the Storm Damage

Remember that huge Basswood that came down in the big storm? Well, this week all the calls to adjuster, bids on job, etc came together as Mr. Smith came to Keppers Pottery He started with the top of the tree and there is a pile of fire wood. Then he started down to the trunk. More fire wood He cut the trunk into lengths we can split for the wood stoves Here is Loyal to …

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Fall Projects – Stacking Wood

After more than a week of rainy weather, it was great to get sunshine today. This morning, before the heat and mosquitoes, I headed out to start unloading a trailer of wood and stacking it for the cook stove. Before the mosquitoes bothered me I had between a third and a half of the trailer unloaded. the shorter or longer pieces went to bulb crates. Long pieces will go into the larger wood stove on …

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The Loop is Back!

After the recent storm, I was so lucky. I had so little damage. One minor inconvenience was an oak had come down across the west side of the driveway loop Young friends helped me so much. They cut and lifted and moved wood off the drive and the loop i once again open! I am so grateful

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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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NEED HELP: Wood

Many people have offered to help.  I forgot who and with what.  Here is what I need: someone to start a working splitter and help split half a trailer of wood.       AND someone to buzz 40″ wood that does not need splitting into cook stove lengths Thank you to everyone who has helped so far.

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Wood Progress

Last year Ken cleaned up some older logs on the driveway; since he had not gotten the sawmill up and running the wood had gotten old.  Now it was no longer lumber grade – only good to burn.  He cut the logs in lengths that could be split for the side stoke holes on the pottery kiln – 40 – 42.”   Then the splitter was giving him trouble.  And his health was also giving …

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Needed: Help on Wood; Got a Chainsaw Handy?

When my husband Ken died last December, many people asked how they could help.  I was in shock and doing things like attorney, banks, taxes.  I honestly can’t remember who offered to help with what.  Now I need help. With wood – the jobs Ken did, and I don’t know how to do (see below).  I have three piles of split wood about 40 inches that needs to be cut to 16″ for the cook stove.  …

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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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Cold S-t-r-e-t-c-h!

We have been experiencing cold temperatures over weeks – too long for a cold snap, or a cold spell, it’s a cold stretch!  During this stretch what is my first thought once the sun is out, the wind dies down and it climbs UP to minus ten degrees?  FILL THE WOOD RACKS! First I sought out my enthusiastic trainer, Oscar. Then I hauled in wood to fill the cooks stove wood rack       …

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