Wood for Winter
It's almost September and my family is hard at work gathering, cutting and stacking wood for the wood stove for winter. This is our first time having a wood stove. I'm excited about it. I like the fact that we'll be warm this winter due to our hard work and we don't have to depend on anyone else.
We are told we'll need about 15 cords of wood to get through the winter comfortably. So far, we have about four cords cut and stacked, so we still have lots more to do! Thankfully, there is several winters of dead fall and downed trees here, we just need o drag it to the house, cut it to wood stove size, and stack it.
Most of the wood we've gathered so far is birch, with a little maple and oak. Hard woods are best for woodstoves as they burn the longest. There is piles and piles of pine here, but it is not safe for woodstoves, so it;s being sent to the fire pit area (for campouts)
The photo is of our woodpile (plus there is two more piles in the house.