Friday, 8 September 2017

The log man cometh...

Due to the unseasonably warmish winter last year, we only used 1 1/2 of our log stores worth of wood so had another cubic metre of logs delivered by the tree surgeon we use. His wood is far cheaper than most, at £90, dry and stored under cover. It is also cut to the correct length for our small wood burner.

His truck doesn't tip up to make life easy for him so he stands on the back of it and paddles them out between his legs:
It took him less than 10 minutes.

I then filled the wheelbarrow 12 times to get them around to the log stores where DB stacked them. This took about 25 minutes. We had about 2 wheelbarrow loads filled with logs too thick to burn easily, so he took them off to the log splitter (best investment ever) to chop them in half before stacking them.

We should now have enough wood for a really cold winter, right through to May if necessary. We have another log store that is filled to the rafters with kindling or wood waiting to be chopped into kindling.

Have a good weekend everyone.

6 comments:

  1. Such a nice feeling to have all the winter fuel sorted.

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    1. Certainly is and to know we dan kerp warm should anything drastic happen. We also have a good single ring gas cooker for emergencies.

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  2. This will be our next big household expense and it is hardwork moving and stacking. Lovely feeling having it all ready.

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    1. Certainly is. Must feed our ranger souls!

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  3. I can only imagine how great it must feel to have your winter heating sorted and paid for. I like your new header love the colours.

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    1. Thank you. Unfortunately that isn't all our winter fuel as we use oil central heating.

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