WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? There is something comforting about the sight or smell of wood-smoke outside, or the glow of embers from a woodstove inside. No matter the weather outside; whether it be a nor’easter winter snow-storm or a frigid arctic blast settling in at night, the woodstoveContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I had to install some green carpeting a few weeks ago. I know what you’re thinking. It’s a sin to carpet over wood, right? I’m talking about my firewood-pile. Where I live, I get some pretty fierce wind. I’ve tried tarps, metal sheeting, bungieContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? When temperatures are this cold, my woodpile seems to noticeably shrink each day. Temperatures have been sub-zero for a few days now in a row. Before apparently warming up, temperatures are supposed to dip to -10 or lower in the higher elevations. Makes youContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST Oh how I wish logs weren’t so heavy and they could float to the nearest mill for sawing. I watched a beautiful 20 inch, 16 foot red oak log be cut up into firewood lengths when it could have made some beautiful wood andContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST My part-time job is in “Firewood Procurement, Usage, & Maintenance”. Of course I’m kidding, but every person who burns wood knows that it’s a way of life & not just a fuel source. Right now I’m working on wood I’ll be burning 2 orContinue Reading