Cold Firewood

It’s C O L D ! ! ! Last night’s low out on our veranda was 7°F, it was 9 the night before, and today’s high — the HIGH — was 16. It has also been icy and snowy lately so the wood I split a few weeks ago is still pretty wet so we’ve been stacking ‘round the woodstoves so it can dry before we burn it. Quite the ritual what with turning and rotating each piece from the less hot to the hottest spots near the stove. The stoves are voracious when it is this unrelentingly cold and windy — did I mention the 25 mph winds today? — and we have to feed them every 30 – 40 minutes all day and most of the night, too. Can’t wait for a thaw, even a small one.

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