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No More December Wood.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Ozzie33, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Ozzie33

    Ozzie33 Member

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    december wood.jpg.JPG january wood.jpg.JPG


    Ran out of December wood (left) - dang, almost made it. Will have to borrow some from January (right). Burning a little ahead of schedule this year i guess. No traveling over the holidays, alot of feeding the wood stove!
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  2. jwoair23

    jwoair23 Burning Hunk

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    Are you saying that amount of wood one one of those racks last you a month normally? If so, how often are you burning?
  3. Ozzie33

    Ozzie33 Member

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    Actually no, one rack will not do it. i burn 24/7 and need a bit more than a cord / month. the house is 100 years old and we keep it pretty toasty. i view the propane furnance as a back up heat source only.
    Oz
  4. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Heard that...all the demand for heat over the last week while watching movies and the snow fall has put a dent in my shed too.
  5. jwoair23

    jwoair23 Burning Hunk

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    Oh OK I was going to say thats not much wood! I also use a bit more over a cord a month, sad to watch all my piles disappearing! :(
  6. aussiedog3

    aussiedog3 Feeling the Heat

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    I don't really see it as sad watching piles being used up, more as the fruits of our labor.
    Warm house and family and keeping the gas man away is my goal and my scrounging and labor gets me there.
    I like to look at it as an opportunity to find more wood and start a fresh stack and reap more rewards from my labor three years down the road.
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  7. Ozzie33

    Ozzie33 Member

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    Couldn't agree more.

    being a little ahead on my burning was bugging me so i went after a small load (had to check the ice at the fishing hole anyway). Found a nice, dry western larch - now i will burn January's wood in January.

    Split it up a few hours ago and found a huge load of ants in the two bottom pieces - called the chickens in for clean up. Little egg makers did a great job.

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  8. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice dry stack.
    Almost as fun to burn it as it is to process it.
    Almost ;)

    Really fun seeing the heat bill near $0. :)
  9. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    It's been a colder winter in Northern New York this year, all that hoarding of the good stuff the past couple of years is paying off, looks like a good old fashion winter so far for us.

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