While viewing the logging operation in my front yard, I asked Wilson about different outdoor storage methods. Lately I’ve had a keen eye for how my neighbors deal with the quantities of wood we all burn. Wilson and his crew are taking down the damaged and dead, oaks and maples in exchange for the cord wood. I can already see a huge difference in how the light moves across my front yard and how much more I can see of the next mountain ridge to the south.
This discussion lead to a challenge. Wilson picked up the gauntlet and I promised to showcase his results here.
Sometimes, it just gets ahead of you and what started out as a neat and tidy project, becomes a bit messy. Other wood managers are meticulous in their stacking techniques.
I love the color and warmth of this pile. It stretched for a ways, almost like that birthday cake you don’t want to dig in to. Who would want to disturb it?
On the other hand, these interesting round stack invite you to grab an armload.
Some wood piles are really wood lots. Before it ever gets split so you can pile it, the logs tower above the landscape.
For the first time in my life I have not paid for cord wood. Not one dime all winter.