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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Oww My Back Hurts, May 8, 2013.

  1. Oww My Back Hurts

    Oww My Back Hurts Member

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    Ok I've finally finished splitting and stacking this spring's firewood. My goal was to stockpile as much as I could -- and then take it easy for a couple years until I get low. But that lasted for about 3 weeks, now I'm already wishing I could find more wood to process. Unfortunately I'm having trouble finding a good source of free dead trees but I'll keep looking.

    Anyways, here's a picture of what I've done so far this year. There is about another 2 cords of cottonwood and 1 cord of ash (not included in the picture) for next winter. The stuff in this picture I figure should last for the following two or maybe three years

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  2. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Looks great and also looks like a nice spot for drying - congrats on a lot of work done! Cheers!
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Thing of beauty.
    Feels good to be a few years ahead. eh?

    Maybe a milder winter or 2 & it'll last longer. But ......
    Never have too much firewood :)

    Looks like your trees are starting to bud, it'll be green soon .

    Same here, seeing buds & color change. Even a few spots of green grass .
    Flowers popping up thru along side the house . :)
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  4. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    very jelous!. well done..
  5. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    Looks as good as a big pile of cash. Nice to be that far ahead. A job well done.
  6. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    everyone has to say that those are nice stacks
  7. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Nice stacks.
    Yep, shouldn't wait until you get low before stashing more.
    If you do that, you'll likely be back in the "my stove doesn't burn well" crowd.>>
    If you've got almost 3 yrs. there, you could take a break until fall.;)
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  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Looks like you have room for more there. Don't stop now, the more you have, the longer it seasons and the better it burns.
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  9. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Awesome looking stacks!
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Spoken like a true pro! Well done Dave.
  11. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Been hangin' around here so long, it's the only way I think any more.:cool:
  12. Oww My Back Hurts

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    Thanks! I am hoping so -- it's a high spot so water should drain away from it, it gets a lot of wind, and is south-facing with no shade at all. We'll see!

    It's hard to believe -- a week ago it snowed. But the weather jumped from the 30's up to 80 this week and things changed real fast!

    Haha, yep that's what I'm thinking now too!!
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  13. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Might as well keep the log rolling. You have a great spot there!! That is a great example of a sunny breezy looking location. I had quaking aspens in my stacks last year and I burned more than I usually do. So now I have to calculate 1 2/3 cord to 1 cord of the woods like cottonwood. I like to process the lighter woods, aspen is a dream to cut and splits incredably even green but now I realize there needs to be more seasoned cordage than usual vs the heavier higher BTU woods.
    Sorry, Im thinking out loud. Planning out loud.
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