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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by willisl64, Jan 12, 2009.

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  1. willisl64

    willisl64 New Member

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    I believe we offically have two years of wood on hand with the haul that we put together last week. One truckload of dead oak from the neighbors place and one truckload of shagbark hickory from the state park. I'll get it split this winter before the ground thaws too much and start cutting for the 2011-2012 season. Feels great to finally be far enough ahead of the curve that we don't HAVE to cut wood unless we feel like it. We enjoy doing it, but now the chore aspect of the whole ordeal is gone!

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  2. mikepinto65

    mikepinto65 Minister of Fire

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    very nice, since ur loaded up feel free to come to mass and help me split!
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Willis, you are right. It gives great pleasure to stand back and admire the wood pile. It's the same as having a CD at the bank!

    How much wood do you burn during a season? Hopefully you have more than what is in the picture.
  4. bsruther

    bsruther Minister of Fire

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    Nice big hunks of wood there. I should be in about the same position with next winter's wood. Even though I know I'll have twice as much wood, I won't stop wondering if it's enough until I make it through a winter and still see 4 cords sitting there.
    It's a great feeling to know that this winter is in the bag though.
  5. willisl64

    willisl64 New Member

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    Savage - we burn about 4 cord a year. This pic was just of the final cord that will put us two years ahead. We'll have 2 cord left over in the shed come spring, and 6 cord in piles outside split and seasoning.

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  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Very nice indeed. That should keep you warm.
  7. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    willis once you get a few years ahead everything gets so much easier...don't give up brother. Now you're in a position to pull way ahead just putting in 30minuters or so a day.
  8. Malatesta

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    Nothing like a fence Row of Wood !
  9. willisl64

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    Don't know if I can do the 30 minutes/day thing, I'm more of a "I'm already sweaty and the saw is warm, so might as well cut all day" sort of guy. I've cut and processed 12 cord in the last 12 months, and figure I'll keep that pace up for the next year or so...should be 4 years ahead by this time next year.
  10. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Well done, if you enjoy it all the better...that's a pretty impressive stack alone that fence too.
  11. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    "Every man looks at his woodpile with a kind of affection." - Henry David Thoreau

    Damn skippy. Got every right to.
  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I've always agreed with Henry on that one too.
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    karri0n New Member

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    It's as beautiful as any sunrise, Willis. Good work.
  14. PunKid8888

    PunKid8888 New Member

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    did anyone else Learn sharing............

    My wood pile is getting pretty small and if I end up putting a stove in the house next year It will need to start growing sooon
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