Monday, November 12, 2012

Farmer Joe got a permit to harvest fallen trees from the federal game land near us.  Here he is splitting the first eight foot log we found.  It is dry enough for us to go ahead and burn this year.  We have a wood cookstove in the kitchen that we are using for our main source of heat.  There is a monitor heater in the house, but after seeing my grandmother's four hundred dollar a month fuel bill last winter, we decided wood was the way to go.  Don't get me wrong, we did have them fill up the oil tank in the summer so there is another source of heat if we need it.  However, since I am home on medical leave for two months there we figured there is no reason to light the monitor heater till absolutely necessary.  Farmer Joe starts a fire in the morning and I keep it burning.  Plus there is the added bonus of being able to cook on it.  To me a woodstove seems to just make everything taste better.


Thanks to a neighbor Mr. M who had a tree down on his property and did not want it.  Farmer Joe hauled most of it home and spent park of the weekend splitting it as well.  There is still about a ten foot section that he will get and bring home later this week.  We are starting a new wood stack with this tree since it will need to dry out til next year.
You can see a small pile in the front left that Farmer Joe will use when he transforms into Smoky Joe and fires up the cooker.

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