Wordless Wednesday – Wood Delivery

It may be Spring, but we’re already preparing for next Winter!

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70 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Wood Delivery

  1. swesely says:

    It’s a good idea to stack it now, when it’s not too hot out! And it will have plenty of time to dry properly, too.

  2. You mean it doesn’t arrive in nice tidy stacks?

  3. Good old Yankee preparedness. 🙂

  4. Treah Pichette says:

    It’s such a secure feeling, isn’t it, to have all that warmth visible?

  5. neihtn2012 says:

    Will that much last you through the whole winter?

  6. In northern New England, winter is never very far from our thoughts. Always a good feeling to have wood for the upcoming winter.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      You have that right. We empty the woodshed, then fill it right up again. It is nice to know we are set with enough dry wood when we’ll need it in 6 months.

  7. Alice says:

    Lots of hard work. I’m hoping the car is out of the garage 🤭

  8. Meg says:

    Very smart to plan ahead – now you can enjoy spring!

  9. Anne says:

    One of the many things I do not have to worry about where I live!

  10. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Wow, it’s great when you can prepare for Winter so early! 💚

  11. sandyjwhite says:

    Now that’s a stack of wood!

  12. Someone can skip the gym.

  13. Cathy says:

    Here they say wood warms you three times: cutting the wood, stacking it and then burning it. You certainly have some stacking to do! 😉 If I lived round the corner I’d give you a hand! 😜

    • Eliza Waters says:

      What a sweet thought! I’d love having you as a neighbor. 🙂
      Hubby is now retired and makes this his project, trying to best his previous year’s time. Go for it, I say! 😉

  14. Kris P says:

    Wow! We truly live in different universes, Eliza. We haven’t burned wood since we got rid of the fire-heated “snorkel spa” that came with the house.

  15. Widdershins says:

    The best time to do it. 🙂

  16. Forward planning is good! We’ve had fires twice this week, so we’d be using it already.

  17. Irene says:

    It is good to be ready. 😊

  18. Get it all done, then enjoy the months it’s not needed 😏

  19. naturebackin says:

    Ooh that does look like a lot of work! Will be nice to have it safely stowed and drying for the next winter, which you probably don’t really want to think too much about now!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, it is a lot of work indeed, but we do love a wood fire in the cold months to warm our old bones. 🙂
      We have fires nearly every day for half the year. October and April are small ones with only a few pieces to take the chill off. November to March need two big ones every day, but during cold snaps it needs constant feeding.
      I must admit my spouse takes care of most of the hauling, bless him. 🙂

  20. Best to be prepared and well in advance too. We get ours dropped in mid-winter as our side yard tends to be very wet so frozen is a better choice. Do you get it green? I will be spending the next few months custom splitting ours as Mary Beth prefers smaller pieces for a hotter fire. We still have about a cord and a half from the heating season just passed (I hope) so won’t have to use the fresh stuff until later in winter.

  21. Joanne says:

    My goodness, that should last a while … or will it??

    • Eliza Waters says:

      6 months, Oct. to April. Our winters are very cold and we burn 4 cords in that time. I love burning wood because you can get right up to the stove and bake the cold out of your bones! 🙂

  22. rajkkhoja says:

    Nice to idea.

  23. great idea …well prepare…

    have a wonderful spring

  24. susurrus says:

    Oh gosh! You’re right – a magic wand would come in handy. It’s a nice, secure feeling to be well stocked up.

  25. My first thought was that a tornado had hit. I guess I was primed by a PBS documentary we saw a few hours ago about Dr. Tetsuya Theodore Fujita, who invented the F-scale for tornadoes.

  26. Karen says:

    Wow! I don’t know what to say Eliza, except that is a lot of wood.

  27. I want to see a pic of it stacked. Do you crisscross your rows or just stay in the same direction? I am betting your rows are very neat and tidy!

  28. Jane Lurie says:

    Woah…I got tired looking at it, but warmed by the thought of a cozy fire. I just looked at your stacking link…very impressive, Eliza. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Jane. It is a daunting pile when it first arrives, but given our cold winters, it is worth the effort. I do love a warm fire on a frigid day!

  29. nshami14 says:

    My imagination running wild, but I smell the fresh-cut wood from here. 🙂

  30. That’s a lot of wood! Happy stacking!

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