You bet TooManyHobbies, a nice stack of firewood is a thing of beauty. Going to the mountains, falling bucking, hauling home, splitting then stacking is one of my favorite things to do. Great memories of my sons helping.
I have three ash trees that the ash borer infestation killed. Each about 2 ft dia at knee level. Dropped them (successfully!) without smushing the barn or living trees nearby last month. Now I have my work cut-out in sectioning, splitting and stacking them. Sure will cut down on the fuel oil next winter!
We can heat house & water with an oil or wood boiler system. Thank you original home owner! Just added a breaker interlock and outdoor connector box for a 7000W gas generator that can run the house electric in the event of power outages (common out here).
Nice job on threading the needle falling those trees Charlie. I’m not familiar with ash personally, but I understand it’s a good firewood.
Sounds like a good versatile home you have to cover normal economic living as well as events that require alternate methods.
I use wood for heating with backup kerosine stove and kerosine hot water heater. Generators for essentials when the power goes out, which is not uncommon, due to storms, here in the pacific northwest.
Guy near me is getting $75/face cord for split dead ash, cuts it down in the river flood plain during winter. I like burning it, he lets me load up my pickup bed full of 17” logs for $50/load. Have a big pile of green locust logs to split, otherwise I’m usually burning red oak from my property.
Yes crash bandicoot, I too burn some maple, a lot of the big leaf variety here. Never burned hickory.
Thanks Bill, dry maple is some pretty good firewood.
Wow fistfuladirt, that’s a fantastic price for any good firewood. If you’ve the room for it I’d load up on more than you need for this season. I’ve a feeling things are going to really get bad this summer.
I hear you on the ass kicking job of burning wood Ohiogoldfever. I’ve burned wood for heat my entire life, even at home as a child. Always just chopped by hand until a few years ago, then bought a wood splitter. What a work saver this has been. Should have done it years ago. If I’ve nice straight gained stuff I still enjoy hand splitting. Keeps all the parts moving the way they should.😉