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Title: Way Ahead
Post by: jargo432 on February 09, 2015, 05:50:18 PM
Man, I'm so far ahead on my woodcutting.  I've only used about 30% of my wood.  We have had a really mild winter so far here in N. Texas.  Today was beautiful.  72 deg and not a breath of wind.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on February 09, 2015, 05:55:45 PM
Mine is about 1/3 gone.  Continuous fire almost since mid-November.  Finishing most of the white oak from summer 2013, will be burning cherry soon.
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: landscraper on February 09, 2015, 07:10:59 PM
It's a good feeling to have more than enough firewood and not worry about staying warm  :)   When I first got my OWB several years ago I was out cutting wood in the snow by January because I way underestimated the amount of wood I would burn.  I said "NEVER AGAIN", and now I get all my wood ready well in advance, in fact by the end of this winter I should have enough wood split for 2 or more years. 
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: WDH on February 09, 2015, 09:07:37 PM
I am a little low  :) :-\. 
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: Magicman on February 09, 2015, 10:06:08 PM
I 'bout ran out last year, but not this year. 

This is the first (and hopefully my last) time to use slabs for a portion of my firewood.  When I sawed the Ash for my Cabin Addition bedroom floor, I whacked the slabs into firewood lengths and split it.  It's OK, but I like thicker firewood.
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on February 09, 2015, 10:22:21 PM
I just split a whack of Cherry to mix with my dry wood.
 

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Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: Magicman on February 09, 2015, 11:05:02 PM
Yes you did.  Cherry stinks when it burns and so does Ash.  There is nothing that compares with Red Oak.   ;D
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: thecfarm on February 10, 2015, 06:30:34 AM
Way ahead,is better than way behind.  ;D
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: Bert on February 10, 2015, 06:31:08 AM
 I got caught in the same deal a few years ago. The weather got bad and stayed consistently bad for about 2 months. I was down to hauling a days supply on the back rack of an atv at a time since nothing else would go in the deep snow and ice. I swore that would not happen again. Since then I keep about a 2 years supply on hand but still cut every chance I get out of fear.
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: WDH on February 10, 2015, 07:30:14 AM
Cherry?  Oh no!  Only a goat would do that  :-X. 
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: jargo432 on February 10, 2015, 07:31:04 AM
I think two years ahead is as far as I want to go.  I don't want the wood to dry out too much.  If I was to try to go farther than that I'd leave it unsplit until about a year out.
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: WmFritz on February 10, 2015, 08:55:24 AM
Cherry?  Oh no!  Only a goat would do that  :-X.

I think I saw a bench or two in that pile.  ;D
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on February 10, 2015, 09:08:25 AM
Cherry?  Oh no!  Only a goat would do that  :-X.

That firewood was split from Cherry Slabs......but I was C O L D Pop!  :o
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: Magicman on February 10, 2015, 09:18:17 AM
Well then it was slabbed heavily, but it is hard to judge a slab by it's firewood alone.  (new old saying)    :D
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: drobertson on February 10, 2015, 09:56:22 AM
I reckon I may be a lil superstitious, but I sure wish he had not mentioned a mild winter!  Most of our bad snows come from his way first ;D and we get hammered,   I'm low by the way, with plenty to bring up, come on Spring!
Title: Re: Way Ahead
Post by: coxy on February 10, 2015, 10:45:08 PM
It's a good feeling to have more than enough firewood and not worry about staying warm  :)   When I first got my OWB several years ago I was out cutting wood in the snow by January because I way underestimated the amount of wood I would burn.  I said "NEVER AGAIN", and now I get all my wood ready well in advance, in fact by the end of this winter I should have enough wood split for 2 or more years.
if you have all that free time I could use some help (you do all the work)with mine ill even feed ya  :D :)