Next Winter’s Heat Supply


Even though we are still not through heating the house, Terry is rebuilding our woodpile.

The piles also keep down the weeds plus the chickens LOVE to climb on the logs!

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14 thoughts on “Next Winter’s Heat Supply

  1. I’d be interested in knowing where one gets firewood out west! I know how we do it in the northwoods, but I suspect it’s totally different. Counting the days!


  2. Your Terry is a hard working man . Fooling with that wood is no easy task . They are calling for snow flurries here Monday ! I am sick and tired of winter .


  3. I love to store wood and Terry is well on his way to a great woodpile! We aren’t going to run out but we aren’t going to have very much left over either. By adding a wood stove last fall, we used much more wood than we usually do. That’s ok – we used a whole lot less oil as well!
    Have a great weekend ~


  4. I remember picking up mill ends for the wood pile. You have to start now so that it is dry by winter. My job was stacking, Yuck.


  5. Did you get lots of snow this weekend? We caught just the end of the storm so did not recieve the 12+ inches they said was headed our way. Those that had 16+ inches already earlier in the week got it instead. :(


  6. We’re still heating. In fact, it’s snowing :) I love to see wood being gathered and made ready for the next year. It’s part of the cycle of the seasons.


  7. We would like to switch to wood heat. Propane is so expensive, we are spending about $2,000 a year I figure on propane. (almost all of it in the winter) It just doesn’t make sense to do that when we have more good old, huge hedge trees on our property than we could probably use in 10-15 years (if ever).


  8. Hi – from Brisbane, Australia

    Your blog is interesting. Re: the “chooks”. Unless you are breeding from them, you don’t require the rooster.
    What breed are they?
    In Papua New Guinea, ( 1964-1969), I had Rhode Island Reds – hens only. I got them sent up as day old chicks to Finschhafen from a hatchery in Brisbane Qld. – surprisingly all arrived after 24 hours on planes etc. alive. I had a mother “kanaka” hen – native hen, certainly not pedigreed who was a wonderful mother. The local native community were perplexed how chickens appeared without a rooster! I had to get the local native pastor to come and watch the arrival and see how the chickens were then placed under the hen. That stopped any rumours!
    I have visited the US on many occasions – Minnesota, Iowa, Georgia ( friends there – and we keep in contact), North and South Carolina, Lousiana, Kansas, Washington, New York, Calfornia and Hawaii.
    What annoyed me most with Americans was that they got Austria and Australia confused and were quite often surprised that I spoke english. Most never knew where Australia was!
    Keep you interesting blog going and good that you are looking at an Australian blog.


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