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Thursday, February 3, 2011

STACKED WOOD ON FRONT PORCH

A CORD OF WOOD TO LAST TIL SPRING
Noticed this home on some of my escapades in the country. As we know in the eastern part of the nation -- its been mighty cold.. This householder is taking no chances of running out of cord wood  this winter. I imagine heat bills are high this year -- makes one think about getting a wood stove.

19 comments:

  1. LOve these photos (catching up today). The stacked cordwood looks like the supply at my daughter's home. They have a small place of about 17 acres near Culpeper VA and plenty of trees to use for firewood. Thanks for the reminder of how we once stayed warm for most of the winter. Dianne

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  2. Looks very familiar! At least this year, though, we've been grateful to have enough firewood so as not to have to contemplate incindiary action against our dining set! Always better safe than sorry with respect to firewood!

    Elora

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  3. I so would like a wood stove.
    I wasted a lot of my early years listening to all the wrong people tell me that a wood stove, farm animals, a horse... all the things I truly love... were "too much work."

    (Oops. I think that was a therapy moment.) ;)

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  4. Great photos!!!!

    I wish my fireplace worked -- it would have come in handy handy when I lost heat/power the other night

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  5. Wood stoves are neat. I like the photo. Did you notice the hanging icicle lights along the roof? A little modern mixed with the old.

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  6. DIANNE -- Your daughter's place sounds very desirable. I take it she likes heating with wood. It is cozy. Thanks for the nice comment -- barbara

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  7. Elora -- Oh no don't throw your dining set into the fire. I know you are very familiar with burning with wood. I was thinking about you as I read your comment -- thinking, does she know how to split wood? I bet you do. -- barbara

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  8. Mimi - funny how we have desires when we are young and some people talk us out of carrying through with them. It's never too late. -- barbara

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  9. Kay -- it's tough to be without heat during the cold of winter. Maybe you are a candidate for a wood stove. -- barbara

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  10. Janet -- Yes, I did notice the hanging lights -- holiday decorations have a way of hanging around some folk's houses long past the holiday. But, I have to say, these folks really knew how to stack wood. -- barbara

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  11. We have a wood stove and I do love it. It is quite a bit of work to keep if full and clean, but I don't know what we would do without it. We keep our wood behind out detached garge, but often I wish it was all on the front porch for easy access.

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  12. That's a wonderful photo! I'll bet that entire porch area was filled to its ceiling with cord wood at the start of the season. We have a wood burning insert downstairs and a pellet stove upstairs, and it's such a great feeling to head into winter with a full stack of firewood and 2 tons of pellets in the garage.

    Someday, when we live in a different house (if it's in a climate cold enough to justify it), we'd love to have a masonry stove. One with a built-in bread oven. :-) They're expensive, but so efficient!

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  13. In a previous existence I had a house with a pot belly stove, a wood stove, an open fire place and an up-to-date wood heater (with ducted ceiling pipes and fans) in a Miners Cottage in a chilly valley that was so cold the birdbath was sometimes frozen in early summer.
    I was the one to chop the wood, not the ex hubby.
    Got a lovely aerobic workout, better than any gym LOL.

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  14. Farmchick -- I lived in a small house in Oregon at one time where we stacked the wood on a long back porch. One night we heard a gigantic rumbling and ran out the back door only to find the whole stack had fallen. Funny but a lot of work to restack it. -- barbara

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  15. Jayne -- mighty sweet looking miners Cottages. I'll say -- you must have arms of iron. So many wood heating devises to chop for. thanks -- barbara

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  16. Laloofah - Two tons of pellets! How do you store anything else in your garage. I do like the pellet stoves -- no wood and cleaner. You probably don't have to depend on electric or gas for heat. A masonry stove -- not familiar with it -- perhaps similar to a soapstone type of stove. Hmmm. Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  17. Actually, 2 tons of stacked pellets only takes up one fairly small corner of our garage (it helps that it's an oversized garage, too!) :-) We go through 3 tons of pellets a year, so we'll be hauling our 3rd ton home later this month. Our pellet stove's been known to run in July (it can still get cold up here then!)

    Masonry stoves are sometimes made of soapstone (which is the kind I'd love to have someday). Here's a web site of exclusively soapstone masonry stoves if you want to check it out. Unlike our pellet stove, which we love but which does need electricity to run (to power the auger and the blower), a masonry stove doesn't. And it burns wood with incredible efficiency. (You can read more about that on the two web sites I shared).

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  18. What a handy spot for the wood pile, right outside the door.

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  19. Sheri -- efficient I'd say -- barbaara

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