Heating with wood
Last week maggiejean requested a photo of my woodshed. She had seen it under construction by my son Eric and was reminded by last week's diary demonstrating his construction expertise.
For years I split wood with a maul and wedges and stacked it near the back door. I would then cover the stack with one or more plastic tarps. This had two major drawbacks. One, storms would blow the tarps off or askew thus soaking the wood and, two, rats could and did nest therein. So in conjunction with my acquisition of a splitter I proposed that he could build me a wood shed to obviate these problems.
His plan seemed rather expensive but I decided it was all good. It was something he could accomplish between other construction jobs and it was great watching him work. He said "Dad, you could do the painting". I had planned to just sit around but I did it.
He had some french doors from a previous job so he installed them, plus a deck which I love.
A few final points. I have an EPA-approved wood stove which creates very little pollution.
I have used my own fuel for many years, 34 to be exact, rather than fossil fuel. And during those 34 years the number and size of trees on the property has increased dramatically. Any trees brought down by storms get used. And wood heat is in my opinion the most comfortable and pleasant heat there is.
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