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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Firewood Is Finally Done...

55 degrees - 9:08 am - cold and cloudy...

We are finally done with firewood!  We have cut, split and stacked all the firewood that we will need for this fall and winter.  10 cords of firewood may sound and look like a lot, but we are really hoping that it will be enough and if we have some leftover that is even better!

Last winter we had quesstimated that we would only need about 5 cords of firewood to get us through the winter.  Well, we quesstimated wrong.  By mid December, over half of the firewood was already gone.  Instead of chipping away at our long to-do-list we were trying to hurry up and restock our firewood supply in bitter cold, wet and sometimes really nasty weather. 

Live and learn.  Hopefully we have already learned that lesson, because I really do not want to repeat it.

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