The Wood Is Stacked! (Or Is It??)
So many people responded to my photo several weeks ago of a big pile of wood waiting to be stacked (The Colors of Autumn), that I thought I’d give you an update. Today, I finally finished stacking the wood, 5 cords in all, to heat my house through the Maine winter (with a bit left over for next year).
I am more of a turtle than a hare, so I just kept plugging away at it, putting in about 1-2 hours each day, with interruptions for visits to my mother in Rhode Island, plumbing problems, septic system construction, etc.
Just as I was about to congratulate myself on finally getting this job completed, I heard what sounded like a very large motorcycle without a functioning muffler roaring up my driveway at a high rate of speed. It was really the sound of this section of woodpile beside the driveway falling down. (All of these woodpiles are taller than I am, and as I work over the top of my head, it gets harder and harder to keep stacking the wood level and straight – with this result.)
It will take about 5 hours to restack this, but I’m not going to do it right away. Some of it can go into the rack by the woodstove, so the pile won’t be so high. The rest will have to wait while I get back to all the other fall chores I’ve been neglecting:
… getting hoses disconnected and taken in for winter,
|… getting the rest of my siberian irises cut back so that the iris budfly has no place to winter over (see Battling the Iris Budfly),|
|… and getting the screenhouse on the deck taken down before it gets snowed on.|