If a tree falls in the forest…

I was out in the woods a week ago, out of nowhere a giant tree came down not a hundred feet from where I was. Not a gust of wind, not any movement of any kind; just a tree coming down at the exact moment I happen to be around.

I got closer to it to see what nature had chosen for my next firewood batch, it turns out it’s one of 2 enormous oaks, some of the biggest on our land. I always had them in the back of my mind for when I’ll want an lifetime supply of nice oak boards for projects. But the timing is bad for my current lack of equipment might just leave firewood as the only option. I can’t move this bear in 8′ chunks.

As green as it gets

I threw the last logs in the stove and promptly went after a couple more small ash trees. For a brief moment, we were all out of firewood.

We’ll take all the drying we can get

This is the greenest we’ve burnt, literally minutes between tree to firewood. Ash is seriously impressive.