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Monday, August 1, 2011

More Wood!

Good morning,

An Ash tree was being removed across the street from our home.  Sadly, the tree had to go because the roots had grown into the street and the curb was being replaced.

When Catherine walked the dogs early one morning she asked the people removing the tree if we could have the wood.  "Sure, just take it," was the answer.
Catherine called our friend Bill the Home Builder (of trench digging for a new electric line fame last month) who arrived very early the next morning with his Bobcat.
They loaded that thing...
...turned it around...
...and drove it up the driveway to the back yard.
 
Going back for more...
...and three loads later...
and we have plenty of wood to saw down to fireplace size, then split, then stack.  I think I'll have more lawn to reseed, too.  ;)

Last November we had a Catalpa Tree removed, then split and stacked the wood.  An 80 foot Catalpa Tree provides a whole lot of wood!

Thanks to Catherine and Bill, we have another good supply of wood and can do that splitting and stacking thing again.  :)  What a team!

Are you ready to stay warm for winter?

Lois

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19 comments:

*Honest Abe said...

It is good that the wood didn't go to waste.

TexWisGirl said...

i need a bill the homebuilder!!! :)

Deere Driver said...

Way to be resourceful.

Yep! Working on our supply here too. Love my indoor wood burning stove.

Sherry said...

It's nice to see somebody still has a wood burning fireplace. Everyone seems to be going to gas fireplaces and that just isn't "the real thing"!

Lois Evensen said...

No wood ever goes to waste around here. We have two wood burning fireplaces and have them cranking when the weather is cold.

We like our charcoal grills, too. It's the real thing. :))

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by.

Best,
Lois

Montanagirl said...

I hate to think of winter after this last year's winter! It was 98 here yesterday, and still 75 above this morning. Not sure which is worse, heat or cold!

Kelly said...

...it's always sad to see a big tree cut down. We have a huge Ash tree in our backyard, and I sometimes get sad looking at it because I know in a few years the Emerald Ash Borers will reach our area and it will die. (Glad you could use the wood!!)

Nedra said...

How nice of your neighbors to gift the wood to you. I am a big believer in preparedness, and I can tell you will stay warm this winter.

fabriquefantastique said...

Nice 'homey' post.

Wanda..... said...

We're doing the same Lois, getting firewood, while gradually thinning out the bad or damaged trees out back at the same time. We have two wood burning fireplaces also, but only use the lower level one for a major heat source in the winter.

Hope we both have cooler weather when it comes time to split and stack the wood.

cinderella11pm said...

Good Monday afternoon to you, Lois.

First, excellent picture of that lilly on your masthead! VERY pretty.

Second, that was a smart way for Catherine to get lots of firewood for the winter, with Bill's help:)

Third, thank you for visiting my blog - and GOOD LUCK with the $300 amazon.com gift card giveaway!

Genuinely,
Cinderella

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You sure hit the jackpot, Lois, with the free wood. But it's too early to think of cold winter weather!

Olive Knitting said...

How sad about that beautiful tree...good thing you guys are putting the wood to good use. I think it's funny that you have a friend who has a BobCat.

Bob Bushell said...

The poor old Ash tree, cut down in its prime. All for a road.

EG Wow said...

To tell the truth, I'm not thinking a whole lot about winter yet.

Glad you have a good stack of logs to help you stay warm next winter, though. :))

Happy Days said...

Ah Lois!!! Don't say that!! I'm not ready for winter. Even though it's hot, I like it much better than snow...it's cleaner too!! lol ...debbie

Gunn said...

....Interesting shots!

Well, I am longing for more than half a day with sunshine.......

Where has the summer gone?

Winter...... that is when I hope to go to the Canary Island in Spain, or another nice and warm place.

Rose said...

This is another job I love...or at least I used to love it. I might be slower at it now, but thinkI would still enjoy it.

Elaine said...

You scored big time!