Saturday is made for stacking firewood. Tom, Asher, and I put together a new firewood rack over the weekend and filled it up with wood. We anticipate lots of bonfires on our patio this winter.
All this firewood came from our woods. Thanks to Tom and Asher, who chopped and chopped last spring. It’s been drying in our woodshed and is ready to burn.
As I mentioned in my post about picnic tables, our land was formerly a Girl Scout camp. There were several years between the time when the Girl Scouts decommissioned the camp and sold the land to our developer.
During that time, our woods grew thick with Buckthorn (post coming soon on what a b*tch it is to get rid of), and several trees and large branches fell due to the weather, wind, or just normal decay.
There was not a groundskeeper or the Girl Scouts here like in years past to maintain the woods. So, Tom (with the help of friends and family members) has been doing a lot of work grooming our woods since we moved here in the fall of 2020.
Most of our firewood comes from fallen Oak, Aspen, and Black Cherry trees. With a bit of Birch and sometimes Buckthorn in the mix. We also use fatwood (which we buy) as a quick fire starter.
We have A LOT of wood to chop and split. For now, we are doing it by hand. Should you come for a visit, we might hand you an axe or a chainsaw and ask you to earn your keep.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” ~ Colossians 3:23-24
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