Skip to content

Burning Wood For Winter Heat

10/22/2013
fire wood under tarps

Cord wood ready to burn

I’ve changed some things to make burning firewood easier this year. Last year my wood was stacked and covered with blue, plastic tarps. I had to trudge through the snow to the stacks of snow covered wood, brush it off and dig it out, then haul it in through the back sliding door to the living room. By about mid-winter the snow was so high, and with the thaws and re-freezes, the wood became buried in solid snow hills. I dug out what I could, but mostly I was careful to not use too much. There is always the threat of an ice storm that would cause days without power. If that happened, keeping my small wood stove going for a week or more would really use up the wood.

This year I have a new plan.  I had a wood shed built this summer and a door now replaces the window in the back of my garage.  I can walk out the back of my garage and within a few steps I will be in the wood shed collecting dry pieces of firewood.

More is stacked inside the garage and so I feel like I am ready for the winter’s cold.  No more shoveling out the tarp covered piles.  The wood shed was an investment that I will enjoy for a while.

Advertisements
3 Comments leave one →
  1. 10/23/2013 2:08 pm

    Hooray! That is a lovely shed.

    We built a sun room off our kitchen this year. I’m hoping to extend our growing season a bit, but we can keep wood in there too, so we don’t have to go out and dig it out of the snow. We won’t keep it all there, and we generally don’t have to worry about lots of power outages – a few hours or a day would be the most common, but we want to be able to get to it if we need to.

    As always, your pics of the fall colors are stunning.

    • 10/23/2013 2:16 pm

      Hello and thank you. It is nice to be able to easily get to the wood. I would love to have a sun room, you must love yours.
      Thanks for the comment.

Trackbacks

  1. Firewood, It Warms You Twice | William H. Gould

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s