I am still adding to the wood pile ....

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I am still adding to the wood pile ....

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The Great Texas FreezeUp left a lot of firewood around here. I hauled my woodsplitter over to the neighbors yesterday and split up a cord or so of wood for him. He had some big logs he did not want to mess with. He hauled them up to our place and I cut and split and stacked them yesterday. We may be ready for the next big FreezeUp if we can get a little more stocked in.

Actually, there is still quite a lot of down wood on the neighbors property and they already said we could have some of it.
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Glad that you can prepare. That last big freeze was a bad one.
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Looks like you have a very good head start for the next Texas ice age!

I so love my pellet stoves! In 1 day I can have enough pellets put in the basement for the burning season- we used to burn 8-10 cords a winter, I dont miss having to cut/split/stack that much wood! Except now that I've turned the wood shed into a workshop I heat it with a woodstove- full circle i guess.
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I too am starting to stock up on firewood. Could use a good log splitter I'm getting too old for swinging an axe..... :lol:
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gamekeeper wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:19 pm
I too am starting to stock up on firewood. Could use a good log splitter I'm getting too old for swinging an axe..... :lol:
I am happy to have the log splitter. I turned 75 a couple weeks ago and I can tell you, after cutting wood all day I feel it! I would never been able to split so much in so short a time otherwise.
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Looks good Jim.....all that wood must have given you a woodie. ---006
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Sixgun wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:19 pm
Looks good Jim.....all that wood must have given you a woodie. ---006
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When we lived in the Sierras I loved cutting and splitting. It was stacking that I hated.
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Good for you Jim. I usually want to have about two cords of fire wood for back up . I have a stove in the front room that burns wood or anthracite coal and when the temps get down below 25* it's all coal here . no smoke , no creosote in the flu . We have a furnace in the basement that burns anthracite as well. All good stuff from Pennsylvania . :D .
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I had a bunch of trees dropped last year. Stuff that was too close to the house, etc.

I have about a third of it cut, split and stacked so far.

At least 3 years of wood, so I'll get some of my money back, eh? :roll:
And no gym fees for me...... :lol:

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.45colt wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:19 pm
Good for you Jim. I usually want to have about two cords of fire wood for back up . I have a stove in the front room that burns wood or anthracite coal and when the temps get down below 25* it's all coal here . no smoke , no creosote in the flu . We have a furnace in the basement that burns anthracite as well. All good stuff from Pennsylvania . :D .
It has been years since I heard anyone use anthracite to specify exactly which type of coal they meant. Even fewer seem to know why bituminous is less useful. Softer, smokier, and less heat per the same size and weight. My Grandma used coal to heat with until about 1975. I remember seeing her or other adults adding coal to the fire. It was anthracite. She may have had only an 8th grade education, and she was old enough to have read about the Wright brothers first flight in the newspaper within a month of it happening, but she knew a lot.
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She may have had only an 8th grade education,
if she had the same 8th grade education my Grandma had, via Mcguffey's Readers, she was better educated by 8th grade than today's college "graduates" . . . my GM was teaching school with an 8th grade education. She earned college degrees while teaching school, instead of the other way 'round. Cheers to the Grandmas who helped steer us
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