Okay, I’m done for now…

Woodcutting season is officially closed.

I have put away the power tools, raked up my mess and hauled it to the burn barrel.

I’m not entirely comfortable with what I’ve put up, but winters in the high desert are episodic: If I don’t have enough wood to get through till April there’ll be plenty of warning. No law says I can’t cut more in February or whenever.

For right now, I’m reminded of the old cliché I spout so often: It ain’t the years, it’s the miles and the collision damage. And right now I’m feeling mine. Maybe I’ll get more ambitious when my shoulders heal back up. Don’t bet the farm on it, but maybe.

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5 Responses to Okay, I’m done for now…

  1. Anonymous says:

    Far be it for me to tell you how to stack your firewood (you don’t want to see mine), I do however think that you would be better served by having mixed your pallet wood with the juniper so that you could have better burns seeing as rounds burn better in a hot fire that splits start and maintain. If that make sense to you (I’m half loaded at the moment). 🙂

  2. Joel says:

    Eric: Yeah, I kind of did that: I’ve got a tier of lumber alternating with a tier of juniper and plan on eating them down together.

  3. Paul B says:

    If you do not have enough wood use your propane. Or at least that is what I would do.

  4. Spud says:

    I’m with ya on age and collision damage. Been having lots of issues with the left arm and shoulder pain and numbness .
    They couldn’t figure out why. Then finally did a full MRI scan of my brain and spine. Turns out that I’ve got low pressure in my spinal fluid and brain. Now they are looking for the leak amongst my many fractures in vertebra etc.
    Not looking forward to all the upcoming probing…

  5. Klaus says:

    Seeing as you dont use that stove as a primary heat source why fret. Im pretty sure at this stage you know what you can get away with.

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