Forget the bacon, Vince is bringing home the firewood.
Last year when the fence builder was here, he pushed over some trees for the fence line. Those trees have been drying for about a year so they should make good firewood.
Some of the logs are big and will have to be split but some of it is small enough to use as is.
I love the hydraulic dumping bed on the RTV.
There’s some of the smaller wood. We mostly use the fireplace as our only heat so, even though we don’t get a tremendous amount of cold, we can go through a good bit of wood.
Off to get another load. Our temps tonight will drop into the upper 20’s and the low 20’s by Thursday night . . then back up into the 40’s. You can bet we’ll have us a fire tonight! And . . we have marshmallows to roast over the coals. Life is good!
Vivian Oaks says
Ah, yes! Wood heat is wonderful!! We’ve been using our wood stove for a few weeks now in the evenings, and it’s great to be warm when it’s cold outside! Enjoy it!
Brrr, I don’t know how you have the fire as you’re only heat! I’d be freezin’ my butt off!! I had the Boy Scouts deliver a cord a couple of months ago and went out last night and drug a tiny stack up close to the house. Still need to get the punk dog a sweater. HA
Well, I guess I wasn’t real clear. We have central heat and we have electric heaters we can bring in and we have the Hunter Buddy heater that we love! The fireplace is almost in the center of the house and it’s a big rock fireplace. We keep the bedroom doors closed so the fireplace heats up the living room/dining and kitchen area. The rock holds the heat and even on the coldest nights, we open the bedroom door and if we go to bed with lots of coals left in the fireplace, I usually have to open the bedroom window a bit.
During the day, if the sun’s out, we’ll use the electric room heaters when needed just to take the chill off since we have free electricity and propane is . . well, NOT free! 🙂 For the most part, I’m not a fan of the electric heaters . . just don’t find that the ones we have put out that much heat, but since it costs nothing to use them on sunny days, I’ll see how that works.
Last resort is to crank up the central heat. I can hardly stand hearing it running and knowing I’m having to pay for propane when wood is free and electricity is free on sunny days.
Katie Z. says
We are enjoying our first fire in the wood stove downstairs as it was 26 F this morning. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be 14!
When everyone is home, we have to use central heat, but when just the littles and I are home, we turn down the heat and make good use of the fire. I’m in short sleeves since the fire heated up so quickly. I may have to haul in more wood tonight since we are having cold nights for the next two weeks.
Gisela Suski says
We love our wood pike, it is a thing of beauty. We live up north and we use and enjoy it in the evenings. Most of our neighbors have the electric fire logs and then they complain how expensive it is. Love your canning stories.