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Posted By quads,
Nov 25, 2006 at 12:14 PM
looks good! wish i had 500 acres!
? I am always looking to make my stacks more stable, and I believe I see in your picture, that you alternate the split orientation between stacks. The center of the picture where the gap is between the old and new, has splits at right angles supporting the row to the right.
Do I visualize this correctly, if so, thanks for the sharing the technique.
Fantastic phots Quads. Love it. Would you mind taking a photo of the stacks you keep inside. I would just like to see how much wood you burn over a 24 hour period. Having all that land is priceless. I live here in southern NJ on a very small piece of property. I struggle to get 3 cords in my backyard without tripping over it...lololol But I am on the water, its priceless to me to be able to get up in the mornin and watch the boats float buy with the smell of fresh diesel fuel in the morning !! I'm pretty new to woodburning...but really enjoying and learnin..thanx again.
I stack my rows next to each other with about a foot gap between. As I go along, I go all the way around the outside with a row to hold everything up. That way I don't need posts for the ends of the rows that don't have trees to lean against. If you want, I might be able to post a picture that shows it better. Sometimes the rocking of the trees in the stronger winds loosens them a bit, but I just lean against the row with my back and push it back into place. This only happens for the first year after stacking, the older stacks settle in and don't loosen after that.
Ask and ye shall receive!
This picture is, on average, what I burn in 24 hours. Below zero and wind howling I will burn more, beautiful warm days like today was, less.
What I burn in our longest and coldest month, January, is 2 face cords (2/3 of a full cord). Less than that all the other months.
Thats amazing....thanx for the reply...now I have a goal to set....enjoy your weekend......Joey
Hey Quads your like a little squirrel, scattering all you goods about. I would say you probably could burn the rest of your life and not cut any more. But that would not be fun would it?? Ever come across a pile you forgot about years ago?? I only have 300 acres and some is pasture. I'd say you got a good 15 yr. start ahead of me. I only have 2 cords for this year to burn. Got to go start catching up to you, will be out all weekend. Good stash
A big squirrel!
Oh, I'd run out of firewood in about five years if I didn't cut anymore. Burning wood is just a way for me to get rid of it so I can split more. I like all things about heating with wood, but the splitting is my favorite part.
Off the top of my head I can't remember all the piles of wood I have around, but I remember them when I see them. I have never completely forgotten any, because I always make sure to stack them next to one of the trails so eventually I will ride my ATV by and see it.
My main cutting area at this time is about 80 acres. It's where a tornado went through several years ago. The whole 500 acres is the combination of 4 of our old family farms and a neighboring property. Some is still active cow pasture and fields. Some is pine plantation. Some Christmas trees. Part of it is a sandstone bluff.
Good luck out there this weekend! I wish I was out there, but it's hunting season and I won't be cutting again until after Thanksgiving weekend.
quads, thanks, always like the pics, looking forward to them. Rocking trees have been my stacks downfall a few times, so I am considering alternatives, including a woodshed if I can sell it to the wife......
Here's an aerial view of what I'm talking about. Rows all stacked about a foot apart, 4 1/2 feet high, surrounded by an outside row.
I only do it that way with my permanent woodpiles. The temporary ones (like those out in the woods) are a single row with no ends. I eventually move those to one of the permanent piles as I get room, or sell them, give them away, etc.
thanks for the pics quads