Firewood for Milady’s estate…

Over a year ago I dumped a bunch of stovewood at the barn above Landlady’s house during the annual woodcutting festival. Today I hauled the last of it down to her porch.

I brought my saws along, having deliberately not scavenged four or five pallets that have lain around the barn for years.

I cut the pallets apart with my nice reconditioned Sawzall, cut them into stove lengths – I have this down to a science by now…

Loaded them into a wheelbarrow…

Carefully wheeled them down a steep slope to her porch…

Then filled up her woodbox and ready rack. This, including the surplus, might last till the end of the month. Might not – but my nice full woodshed is holding up nicely so she won’t run out during her visits every 2 or 3 weeks. I like to think of myself as the Gulch’s on-call villein: A resident but not a landowner, and motivated to keep them thinking I’m useful.

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5 Responses to Firewood for Milady’s estate…

  1. Don says:

    Wish I had neighbours like you, Joel…

  2. me says:

    NEVER burn pallets. They are treated with all sorts of poisonous chemicals to make them last.

  3. Joel says:

    I’ve been heating with pallet wood for years, and I feel just fi… (cough) (thud)

  4. buckeyebob says:

    Wish I could get someone with a days work in them on this hill . So far I’m batting zero . Young folk just want to play . Life is fun don’t you know ?

  5. Joel says:

    Compared to sitting around because it’s cold out, cutting firewood is playing.

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