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The Chore of Stacking Firewood

07/08/2009

I just finished stacking my cord of firewood.  I have been limited to doing a little on each nice day we’ve had this summer- all 3 of them! 

Seriously, the rain just won’t quit.  My pile of wood was delivered in April after I found the cheapest price in the paper and paid $170 to a nice guy who told me it would be a “mix” after I asked what kind he had.  Also, it is green wood, not seasoned, but I figured I’d have the hot, sunny summer to help dry it out.  HA!

One cord of "green" wood

One cord of "green" wood

So he dumped it at the side of the house in the most shady area of the yard and it has been sitting there getting moldy and full of snails because I only got part of it moved before the rainy month of June arrived.

I finished moving it this past week and it’s a load off my back! In more ways than one.

Wet wood pile

Wet wood pile

I’ve read that a cord of wood is officially 4 feet wide, 4 feet high, and 8 feet long. It seems that I have at least a cord. In fact it’s a lot more than I expected. The one drawback to the wood I bought is that some of the pieces are huge! They probably should be split. I might have to learn how to do that and see if I can manage.

Oh, I do have one other little problem. I don’t have a wood stove yet. *Update: I bought a used wood stove. Read my story “How to Buy a Used Wood Stove“.

More sites of interest to those of you who burn firewood:
woodheat.org

A cord of wood

A cord of wood

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