Those of you who have been following our blog know that one of the most labor intensive activities we have here is that of getting the wood ready for the winter...downing dead trees, using the chain saw to cut them to length and then the tedious job of stacking...either inside the woodshed or in long rows. This year, for the first time, we realized that having some rows on the deck OUTSIDE the woodshed would be a good idea...and good idea it is! We have already used the three rows that were originally stacked there but haven't had to use any wood out of the woodshed. The break in the weather has given us an opportunity to put three more rows on the deck! The woodshed is to the left of these piles.
You can see where the piles were in the photo below...and how much snow can accumulate on top of them. One and one half rows are still there to be used if need be. We are thinking that the new/efficient wood stove is going to make our "wood gathering" this coming summer a lot less "labor intensive"!