Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Keeping Warm

Cutting wood, Morrison County, Minnesota, circa 1920

Using wood for fuel warms you three times- once when you burn it, once when you split it and once when you cut it. I've done enough cutting and splitting to appreciate that adage. The cold spell we've been under for the last month is finally starting to ease up a little. No wood burning for me, however. I've had enough of that kind of heat for a lifetime.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Shoshanah Marohn said...

Whenever I put the wood on a sled to get it over the the house, I think I am now a real farmer's wife.

Anonymous Jon said...

You forgot stacking, re stacking,and cleaning up the mess.

Blogger Darien Fisher-Duke said...

This is why we just bought this lovely "Tree of Life" gas stove for the log house! We'll put it in the big stone fireplace. This has been the coldest winter on record here (I think), and our renters (my son and girlfriend) have been spending their time indoors in hats and coats.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

I've been wearing as many as three sweaters at a time, but that's just because I can. (Lopypesa rules!)

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