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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.

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This discussion lead to a challenge. Wilson picked up the gauntlet and I promised to showcase his results here.

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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.

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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?

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On the other hand, these interesting round stack invite you to grab an armload.

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Some wood piles are really wood lots. Before it ever gets split so you can pile it, the logs tower above the landscape.

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For the first time in my life I have not paid for cord wood. Not one dime all winter.

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12 comments on “Wilson’s Wood Pile – Guest Photo Blog

  1. Touring NH says:

    Some people get really creative with their stacking. When I toured Wilton, I saw a really cool stacking. They had done it so it looked like a tree laying down in the middle of the row. Way too much effort for me!

    1. I remembered that photo you took. Loved it!

  2. AlineKaplan says:

    One of the companies in a nearby industrial park continually puts out old pallets and other wood-frame structures–some even more finished–that I think could be used quite easily to create wood-stacking braces. People come and haul the wood away and I don’t know what they use it for. But back in the day someone would use this stuff as free material to create a product they could sell.

  3. Pallets are a good source for all kinds of creative projects. The owners of Monadnock Oil and Vinegar use them sometimes to create the gift crates we sell. I have seen folks use them to create round bale holders for feeding horses and cattle around here too. They don’t go to waste, that’s for sure!

  4. Wood make such interesting pictures with the colors, shapes and textures.
    Never seen a circular pile – it’s clever! Good plan to stack and store what you can – won’t regret it !

    1. thanks for dropping in Phil. I love life with wood. Not so much the splinters…

  5. I used to love cutting, stacking and burning wood. It’s good, hard, meditative work.

    1. very meditative, like cutting hay in summer…

  6. Anne Somero says:

    Thanks! Didn’t know our woodpile looked so good!

    1. Hi Anne, Thank you for stopping by. I was hoping the message of your woodpile being featured was relayed to you. Enjoy!

  7. mariekeates says:

    You almost made me wish I had a real fire instead of central heating and a ‘pretend coal’ gas fire. Then I remember the cleaning out the grate and Commando’s obsession with dust…

  8. Dust is a serious issue but I love the smell and warmth!

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