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Which Season??????

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Henz, May 6, 2009.

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  1. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I like collecting wood in the winter. There are lots of other things to do in spring, summer, and fall, but here in PA most winters include a long, dreary time during which there really isn't enough snow for snow sports, hunting season is over, and the ground is too frozen to do anything at all in the garden (not that there is a lot to do), so cutting wood is about the only outdoor activity I have left. Also, there are no ticks or poison ivy, and I am wearing enough clothing to make me briar-proof. Overall, I prefer summer, but wood cutting definitely improves the winter for me. I enjoy burning, too, but I think I like gathering wood better than burning it.

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  2. Henz

    Henz New Member

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    well, I guess if we all liked gathering more than burning we would never have a shortage....hmmmm.
  3. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    I don't have a favorite season which is why I could never leave the Northeast. By late August/early September I'm tired of the heat and look forward to progressively cooler weather and being able to split wood outside comfortably in just a long sleeve tee shirt. Likewise, by the end of February/beginning of March I'm looking forward to ditching the winter coat and going fishing.
  4. madrone

    madrone Minister of Fire

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    I got my wood split and stacked during the burning season this year, (thanks to the nasty winter storms), so I'm not sure what to do this summer... :long:

    As a scrounger, gathering is usually year-round, whenever it arrives. I'm having severe symptoms whenever I drive past an arborist at work, as I've already filled my yard to capacity. It freaks me out not to be grabbing wood away from a chipper. I guess that I enjoy both the relaxed comfort of burning, and the excitement and sense of satisfaction of snagging a load of free wood and getting it split and stacked.
  5. iskiatomic

    iskiatomic Minister of Fire

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    I am a skier, so give me winter. Anything over 75 degrees is too much for me. I get cabin fever in the summer, I like to stay in a controlled climate 67-70 degrees in the house with the central air. Now if I could just get the central air to run off all the wood I have stacked in the yard.


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  6. Summertime

    Summertime New Member

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    I hate winter and should live in the tropics, I only burn wood to save money! I do think it's a great way to excercise though..
  7. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    I accumulate firewood year round.
  8. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    I'm pretty much at capacity too, with enough oak to last me many years... but every tree I see down still gets me thinking!
  9. PunKid8888

    PunKid8888 New Member

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    I love the start of every season, but at the end I can't wait till the next season. I grew up south of Boston and this was my first winter in NH, and I could not believe the difference in snow and cold just from moving 60 miles north.

    I still think winter is my favorite. I love being outdoors but something about having a nice warm house when its 0F outside it really cool (no pun intended). I did the pellet stove last year but it did not do it for me. I plan on putting a real wood stove in this summer, I think it will make the winter that much better.
  10. SmokinPiney

    SmokinPiney Feeling the Heat

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    I love sittin in my living room with the stove in the basement goin full bore, keepin the house nice and toasty. Knowing that all my hard work is payin off and helpin me save some money by not spendin it on oil.

    But!, ya can't beat sittin down on a log lookin at a pile of logs, splits, or a fresh stack of splits. Matter of fact i just did all 3 of those today haha.
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