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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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This box has greens – spinach, lettuce, salad mix, potato onions or green onions, potatoes and beets from the root cellar and some fresh herbs Field Notes.  Ken keeps a-planting and a-weeding.  Right now he is also getting ready for our spring opener next weekend.  His largest task is clearing some downed wood and I am helping stack once we split it.  Oscar went in for surgery.  He had a benign …

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More Wood

Over the past week Ken has been working to clear the cut wood along the drive.  Once he cuts it to length, loads it onto the trailer and gets the trailer up to the wood splitter I start to help.   He runs the splitter and I stack.  We have stacked teh north end shelves and a rack on the north end to hold the wood in place.  And north of that are chunks that …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s box has greens – lettuce, salad mix, spinach, wild mustard, green onions, chives, potatoes, celery root, beets, and herbs. Field Notes.  Ken has been planting and transplanting:  his nursery inside the mobile high tunnel, his pepper and tomato plants in the germination cabinet, and the onion seedlings.  He has also been cleaning up the greenhouse in the field; perennial crops have perennial weeds.  And to avoid any possible boredom, …

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