Wood Pile


Stacking the wood for winter, my chore.  Because I’m a better stacker.  I’m faster.  My stacks don’t collapse.  If you do a good job once, you’ll always have to do it.  There is a lot of engineering involved in a good stack of wood.  This pile looks like it’s leaning on one end.  It’s not, that is just the camera lens distorting it.

Stacking is good exercise, lots of bending.  Plus, it’s only fair since the husband cuts and splits most of it.  We burn about 6 cords every winter in our very large Napoleon woodstove.  Our main heat source.  We have back up electric baseboard, but use it only about 4 days a year, when it’s REALLY cold.  We turn on the registers at bedtime so we don’t have to get up in the middle of the night to stoke the stove.  And, if we ever actually go somewhere warm for a winter vacation, the house won’t freeze while we’re away.