I’ll 2nd this, the Tetris gets a smidge difficult on the topWhat can I say; the angled air tubes at the top sides in the BK firebox make it hard to play proper stove tetris. Or maybe it's that I have to empty out some ashes soon. Nevertheless, it's full of maple again. Will burn a little higher tonight b/c it'll be 24 F. Tomorrow still warm enough for the minisplit during the day.
I found the (1-2" dia) trunk of the christmas tree of last year in my stack today. Nice and dry. That'll keep some coals glowing tomorrow during the day for an easy restart with a real load in the evening.
That is a full house/load.Heading into the mid teens tonight, I put a slab of Oak, a round of Osage, a round of Honey Locust, 2 splits of Ash & small split of Mulberry in the stove. I got the stove up to temp, kissed mama, told mama & the girls I loved them then ran out of the house like my hair was on fire. The two oldest girls & three of the grand daughters (twins @ 6months & the other one is 5 months ) showed up @ 7:00pm. None of them sleep thru the night & 2 of them are cutting teeth. Luckily my rig is sitting at home tonight, I will be using diesel to stay warm tonight.
It takes several years to get ahead. We have all been there.I'm almost out of.my maple, the sassafras is mostly still too wet (I split it smaller now and have been drying it next to the stove).
I brought a wheelbarrow if some cedar, oak, and cherry into the basement to warm up so I can split it tomorrow and measure it's mc. I hope it's good enough, because in a week it'll be 10 or so at night and I am almost out of wood
So my stove is dark, cold and lonely...
This was the first year with a big effort collecting wood, and I got ahead a lot. But that doesn't help me this winter ..