Thursday, October 18, 2012

snow and winter wood

  The snow showed up a couple of days ago, not sure if it is here to stay for the winter, did get up to34 today, sure was a beautiful day out.   Took the dogs on a nice walk, haven't been able to do that for awhile.  Today was Alaska day so no workie for me.
The mechanic brought home a wood splitter, so that made fast work of the logs we had piled up.  So we are ready for winter,  with lots of warm winter fires, this pile is for the garage.  Looks like the mechanic will have plenty of time to have a nice fire going in the garage to work on projects, which he has lots of.
This pile is for the fire ring out side, and the right side is for the house wood stove.  I am not a wood recognition expert, but some wood is no good for the wood stove, hence the fire ring pile, some wood is better for the house fire, and some is ok for the garage so another pile.  The mechanic throws it into 3 piles and I stack it in the proper place.  We sort of ran out of room for wood by the house so there is also a nice stack out in the shed.  I think we touch the wood about 7 times before it gets burned in the stove.  First he cuts a log, it is put it the sled drag it home, put it in a pile, then is get cut into a stove size piece, put in the wood splitter, then in a wagon to the pile and then into the house box, then into a wood carrier into the house finally in the stove.  I've hear that when you cut wood you get warmed twice, well I think we get warmed a lot more than that.  I feel so blessed all around, living somewhere where we can get wood, healthy enough to be able to get the wood and a nice wood stove to burn the wood in.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Labs and Sticks

 Last winter there was a stack of wood on the porch for the wood stove in the house, the mechanic made sure there was always a bucket of kindling to use, well the dogs decided that the kindling was best for taking and playing with in the yard. 
 So this year I thought it would be nice to have something on the porch to keep the dogs out of the kindling, the new dog will even take the larger pieces to the yard.  These bird dogs haven't found a stick yet that isn't good for playing with.
So here is the solution a big wood box, which happens to have also been the mechanics toy box as a little boy.  What a good way to repurpose.  Oh and a nice big bucket of bird seed for the birds this winter.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

movin on up

A big change at our house,  internet, and phone.  The phone company came today and hooked up a phone and wireless internet.  Oh wow I can use my computer at home, not sure the phone will get much use, but it's there.  I guess I could call the mechanic when he's in the garage.  Now when we get TV, like never, that would mean a modern home.