We are marching along steadily with the firewood, and may even have next years wood stacked and ready before the first snow. Of course, having said that, I now won't get it done until next year, but that's what happens when you get too cocky, especially when it is unwarranted.
Either way, I would say that we are about half done. It is amazing to me how much wood actually goes into a wood pile. It seems like I split cord after cord, but once it gets stacked, it doesn't look like that much. Then it's back to the chopping block.
We have a good system going. The kids help out, though N is more enthusiastic. He really loves to stack wood. I get a good pile going of split wood, and then the two of us start to stack it. It's actually a lot of fun working with the kids, they're really cute when they want to help out, and it really does make a difference.
I would love to finish this pile in the next week or two so I'll have one less thing to have to think about. Then again, I still have 7 cords of uncut wood waiting for me, so never mind.
Also, I am thinking that we're going to crack into next year's wood before this year is up. This always happens, my planning always seems to fall a little short, but I guess I'm still learning, and it's going to take some time. I tried to increase the length and height of the pile, but we've already used about 20% of this year's wood, and we have not gone through 20% of Winter. Oh well, live and learn.
Until the next time, thanks for reading.