Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bacffin, Nov 25, 2012.
Isn't it great to look at things differently now and then!
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Glad I am not the only one.....
Pass the scotch while your at it!
I have some 4 yr old red and white oak I just don't burn. Not sure why but I don't?? I think cause it helps form a back to my shed that's open on all sides and screens my activity and stuff in the shed from the "weird and crazy" neighbors. But I do take pieces from it from time to time to make kindling. If I wanted to impress I might pull a load from it for a day of burning?
I don't have any "private stock" If I need to to prove the value of my wood burning to visitors I show them my very low fuel bills fo the last few winters! I'm thinking of framing the last 3 years of fuel bills and hanging them around the wood burner,
The value of the private stock is when its below 0F, blowin better than 20 for extended periods and your sole source of heat is wood. There is a time and season for the whole food chain: punk/junk/uglies, low-mid density wood, high quality wood and those special occasions when you break out the private stock.
great thread !
OF COURSE i have a private stock! it got left behind a few cords of newer splits and i didn't want to move it up to the front rows. but its the sweetest of the sweet in my humble opinion.
3 year seasoned
i save these for the coldest nights...which realy don't happen much around here anymore. we used to get -20 every year but haven't seen that in a while and i sure do miss it. winter is my favorite season.
You do know you just jinxed us all, right?
well...at least i know that those on this forum will be fine regardless
Private stock geographically dispersed around the property to in sure availability in storms or extreamly soft ground.
Top shelf includes, Black Locust (looks to be petrified) don't know if I'll ever burn it, White oak 1/4 rounds (probably 5 yrs seasoned), Mulberry that I haven't tried yet although understand it throws sparks.
This is Great I knew you were all out there lurking in the darkness. The seasoned pros had/have know idea we exist. Keep it coming
I have a about 1/3 cord of mullberry and black birtch each I think I will put in the locked cabinet next for those specical occasions!
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