Late last weeks chores

@webeishere (36353)
United States
May 4, 2008 3:49pm CST
It has been a bit chilly here in Minnesota for May but I had some wood I needed cleared away and cut up to make room for my garden. It was from a couple ytrees we removed a few years ago. I got out my chainsaw and it started right away. I finally got a lot of it cut and stacked. This is a small stack of whats left. I have about 4 stump sized pieces like the one here as well. those I sit on top of a roaring bonfire when I am ready and have the time to sit and tend to the long burning stumps. Do you chop your own firewood or do you buy it from a store or do you buy it from a person by the cord? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
4 May 08
I never buy wood we just burn scrap wood as well always seem to have plenty around here.
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
5 May 08
We had a yard full of trees too. We still have wood to burn outside. We even supplied the neighbors with wood to burn. My son likes to sit outside with a fire going.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 May 08
I miss my trees. It took me a couple years to burn the wood from 2 trees that were about 25 feet tall. All but a few of the stumps were burnt. Now I had a smaller tree fallen by a storm recently. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
5 May 08
I don't miss the trees, the yard was a jungle. I have a garden and a pool, gotta have the sun for both. The trees did offer aloy of privacy, I do miss that but the trees were over running the yard.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 May 08
Okay. Let me rephrase this, I miss the shade from the trees. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• India
5 May 08
well i live in India and we usually use coal here so no firewood........
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 May 08
Don't you have outdoor fires? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 May 08
I wish I could chop my own firewood!LOL Just not strong enough. And my husband is always working and when he has a day off he doesnt do much at all. I would have to say he is a lazy person! Enough about him I finally got my garden started . Still have to get alittle more impatients and some mulch. Then watch my little flowers grow.LOL Yes we buy our firewood.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 May 08
Good deal about the garden. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
5 May 08
We can't get much firewood from our garden. We do have gum trees pout the front that drop branches. They can be useful & produce a wonderful eucalyptus smell when burnt. Many years we have bought fire coals, or go collecting pines. We are very lucky this year. Our friends, who moved interstate, gave us lots & lots of wood for a fire this year. Are you able to get enough wood from your yard, or do you have to buy some too? I know you love your bonfire as much as us.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 May 08
I love the smell of eucalyptus branches etc. I buy some from the local stores or I find it along the roads etc and bring it home. My wifes boss also gives us some wood for free as well. Good to see ya again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
4 May 08
I gave up chopping wood many years ago as I went on to the modern gas fire that instantly gives out heat especialy in the cold winter months. Have a great lo on from Deeeky
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
4 May 08
I have no fireplace. I burn the wood out back in a bonfire pit. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
@mummymo (23707)
4 May 08
Wow I have always wanted to use a chainsaw honey! lol Its quite hard work though isn't it? I wish I had a fire I could use for burning wood but I don't o I don't get it anywhere! xxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
4 May 08
Splitting the logs is hard work by hand. But using a chainsaw is really easy actually. I have a firepit in the backyard and have to try to stay within the city laws as far as size of the fire etc. Not too often I am within the legal limits though as I am a firebug. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM AGB !!`
@Hatley (164237)
• Garden Grove, California
4 May 08
hi grandpa bob we have a gas fireplace and that wouldbe lovely except for one thing,all the boxes we have still in our living room, nice neat boxes stacked four high that my son declares there is no place to store them yet some have books in them that could be put on the shelves. but no he won't let me do that as he has his own idea of where they should go.what has this to do with a fireplace? a lot as they are in front of the fireplace. we could use wood but now because of the boxes we cannot use it] at all.He is a lovelyman but he is also a pack rat. Had we thrown out all that I wished to when we moved there would be no boxes and we could enjoy our fireplace.lol But life does go on. wewould have to buy wood from our supermarket if we chose to go the wood way.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
4 May 08
Well I say get a firepit out back then those boxes of books can be used as kindling wood for A huge BONFIRE. happy postings from grandpa bob !!~
@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
5 May 08
We always have a little bit of wood stored up from last years cleaning.. and we use this for our bonfire for our annual reunion and bash we have in late august..
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
5 May 08
I heat by electricity here in the city. My mother lives in another city she has a fireplace, but she hardly ever uses it. She finds the wood way too expensive to buy, and she doesn't have any trees her her yard.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
7 May 08
I love stump bonfires. man these stumps will burn forever- over one season- just burning down a little each time- but keeping the fire going. big stumps that is! Every year we cut firewood ~ Usually in the Fall. To be honest it is one thing that relieves stress- I love being in the woods. It's a family event- My sig other uses the chain saw-- my daughter and I get the wood and split it (with a log splitter of course) I usually grab the wood and put it up and my daughter runs the handle :) then we both toss it into the wagon- then into the truck... My sig other and I stack the wood--- he does more though- We have enough wood right now to heat our house for the next 3 years--- this year we are cutting to sell some of it to others. It is a lot of work-- but it's fun and extra money- and it only costs us the gas (vehicle and chain saws) and our time :) My parents also cut wood with us-- just not as often ...
• United States
8 May 08
Yeah, nothing like being in the fresh air and the woods relieving stress that has built up over a number of days. My hubby and I both cut and split equally along with the stacking. When we have enough for us, we cut for his parents being they just can't do it anymore. His dad will help split and stack when he's feeling good, thou.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
8 May 08
Wood stack - This is only half of what we burned this past winter. I have another pile that never got stacked that we also used. It will get stacked this summer and the freshly cut wood will take it's place to season till next spring when we stack it.
We collect our own firewood for the fireplace. That's the most cost-effective way if your relying on wood for heat in the colder months. We have enough for this winter and are now working on cutting/splitting for the following winter. Want to keep a season ahead so as to give the wood plenty of time to season thoroughly.