Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Because of the way my property is set up, the only way to get firewood delivered anywhere near my new shed is to drive across the field with it.  I didn't plan things this way, but a screw up by the excavator when I was building the house created this little problem.  It is not that big a problem most of the time, it just means that the only time any sort of large, heavy equipment can get near the barn or shed is when the ground is totally dry and the field can be driven on. 

I thought I had this issue resolved by ordering firewood last March and asking the guy to deliver it in July.  It seemed like a good plan.  The only trouble is that here it is, the end of August and no firewood.  Since my wood stove is my only source of heat, this has really been bugging me.  As a result, I have been bugging the firewood guy.  Or maybe I should say I have been bugging his answering machine since that's all I ever get.  Yesterday afternoon, I finally got in touch with the actual human firewood guy and lo and behold, he had the truck all loaded, just waiting for my call.  Interesting how that works.

At any rate, I finally have some firewood.  Unfortunately, it is only half of what I will need this winter and tonight it is raining hard.  Still, it is a start...

I am not quite up for firewood stacking yet, all that bending and lifting is going to have to wait a bit more.  That's the other reason I wanted wood in July, the job would have been done BEFORE I had surgery.  Oh well.  At least I have some help....

"What do you think Em, should I get out those packs?  Ha, I told you I'd think of something!"

"I think you're delusional, it's a good thing the guy managed to drive across the field.  Lucky for you, it's such a short distance you don't need a pack donkey anyway."

"I'll just supervise, Lord know you need a lot of that. I think I'd better do some product sampling as well..."   


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    1. Oh, he was! He just doesn't show up in the photos because he was 'helping' me with the camera and my shoelaces.

  2. I wish I was there to help. I just love stacking firewood. I love the way they fit together like puzzle pieces. Now hauling it in everyday? Not so much.

    1. That is exactly how I feel as well. It's a fun puzzle. I love splitting firewood as well, it is so very satisfying and great exercise too.

  3. I think your helpers will have that pile spread out in no time!

  4. I agree with you about splitting firewood. I actually enjoy being out in my field with a splitting axe and just swinging away (safely of course). It's nice and quiet and I feel great when I'm done.