March 25, 2013

Planning Ahead

As the March days pass, we have been looking at the wood we used this winter and talking about what we might need in the years ahead.
 With that on our mind we started calling around to local wood guys.  You see the wood guys we have used in the past always deliver in June or July.  Josh really wanted wood delivered now, if possible, so that he could get a lot of it cut during these not super cold winter days.  If most of the wood gets cut now then the sunny days of summer don't have to all be spent in work.  At least that is the plan.
Thankfully we did find a wood guy who is delivering in March and we have since had two delivers of 5 cords each.  Josh comes home from work and sets out to cut each day.  There are probably only about two cords of wood less to cut into rounds.  With all of the March snow we have been having recently those piles of wood are big white mounds but soon that snow will melt.  Then we will start the splitting and stacking process.  Maybe, just maybe, we will have the wood supple for next year, and the next, ready and set to start drying before the long days of summer are upon us.  Yes, that is a good plan indeed.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You guys are the most organized and energetic couple I know! What a good idea. Kind of like-"make hay while the sun shines!"
carol

mother said...

It will be good to have "supple wood" that Josh can just bend and shape however he wants. hahahahahaha

Always remember Grandma Davis' quote when a pile of wood was delivered, "Heating with wood warms you twice!"
Dad used to like to split wood in the cold winter as it cracked and split easier when the logs were frozen. The challenge was getting them apart when the snow and ice had wedged them together.

heath said...

The song, "whistle while you work" pops into my head....
Hope a wood splitter comes into your future...until then, I know Josh will be keeping busy, while dreaming of new wood projects to start...