More wood to split as summer ends and autumn begins

Posted By on September 23, 2014

stumpgrindingIt is hard to believe that we spent all summer mowing and denting our heavy-duty Kubota on stumps … and now that summer is over I’m finally getting around to hiring a guy with a stump grinder. I’m only doing the stumps in the front yard at this time, but nine are enough for now ($$$) … one was covered with a rock after the Hurricane Ike in 2008.

My wood pile of mostly Ash (courtesy of the Emerald Ash Borer), is growing but that means I’ll need to get splitting before winter arrives (although we no long heat with wood as we did back in the 1980s – good memories). I’ve been thinking about installing my original catalytic woodstove in the corner of my workshop garage, but am debating if giving up the space is worth the few times I’ll use it … especially if we want to head to the boat a few more times this year? Still, the draw of a wood fire in the corner of a workshop is pretty appealing.

Nevertheless, I’ve been burning the fireplace on the back porch regularly and it is great to have seasoned Ash rather than the mishmash of rotted junk wood and Pine.



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