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NickW

Minister of Fire
Oct 16, 2019
722
SE WI
So I finally connected with the tree service guy I've been going back and forth with for a year who said he had 2 acres of logs in a pasture... It's really only an acre and a half ::-) .

I bet I could get a hundred loads like this. Almost all cut to length ash and birch this load. 25 minutes away. Gave him a stick of venison sausage and he was very appreciative.

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WoodBurnerInWI

Feeling the Heat
Feb 2, 2020
279
Madison, WI
Excellent score, birch is my absolute favorite wood! Tree service guys (and neighbors getting their trees taken down) will help you go a long way in getting your firewood supply years ahead!
 

NickW

Minister of Fire
Oct 16, 2019
722
SE WI
I am working diligently at getting ahead. I went from last year burning in fall what was cut in spring to about 2 years (8 cord ahead) this fall... not including this score. As long as the white stuff keeps holding off, I'll get 2 more loads this week and more next week. My goal is to have 12-14 css with 4-5 cords of logs & rounds waiting...
 

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
822
Southern WI
I am working diligently at getting ahead. I went from last year burning in fall what was cut in spring to about 2 years (8 cord ahead) this fall... not including this score. As long as the white stuff keeps holding off, I'll get 2 more loads this week and more next week. My goal is to have 12-14 css with 4-5 cords of logs & rounds waiting...
Sounds alot like my situation. I was scrambling to have wood to burn last winter. At the start of this season this year I had 16 cord CSS and about 3 cord bucked needing to be split. Was a busy year for me but it feels good knowing I am set for this winter and a few to come. Sounds like you found a jackpot!
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,516
Long Island, NY
Nice !!!!
 

CatfishHunter

Member
Dec 8, 2020
62
Minnesota
I've got 8 acres of birch and pine forest, so there is never a reason for me to get behind except laziness.

Back before we got married, Mrs CatfishHunter and I went up for a winter trip (because we missed our flight to Phoenix). It was an early February trip and the nighttime temps were in the -30 to -40 range with highs in the negative teens. I did NOT do a great job of prepping wood for that winter, as all of the wood was cut that spring. I spent a lot of time splitting wood into smaller pieces to keep the fire going.

For some reason, she still married me but has kept an eye on that wood pile. I also installed baseboard heaters in my place as a supplement/backup, which she really likes.
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
1,230
Massachusetts
Local tree guys are your best friend as a wood burner. I always tip my guy with $ or goods to keep him coming back even though he only asks for a few bucks for his time. Im currently working on getting ahead myself. I only have an acre of land though so I'm not able to store mega amounts of wood like I'd like without it taking up too much room. I can fit about 10 cords in my setup which should last 2-3 years if kept full every season. 4 x double deep 16' x 5' racks and some pallet space on the side of the house. No complaints, that's a lot to store in a suburban yard I just get wood envy when I read people having 15+ cords prepped. I love wood but my wife and kids like their yard. ==c
 

NickW

Minister of Fire
Oct 16, 2019
722
SE WI
Got 3 more loads this week. Have about 3 1/4 cord of it css with at least 1 1/2 cord to go. So far 2 cord ash & elm; 1/2 cord birch, sugar maple, honey locust (& maybe something else if you saw the argument in my ID thread); and 3/4 cord of mostly box elder. I've learned a little bit about distinguishing ash from box elder now...
 
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