Woodshed Full :o)


October 15, 2017

I engaged some man sized help from my neighbor boys and in just three hours, we finished filling the woodshed. This will boil the 2018 maple sap crop. A full woodshed, filled with drying wood, many months before it will be needed, is an awesome thing!

Using good dry seasoned wood increases the BTU’s when burned, producing a very hot fire. A very hot fire is just what is needed when boiling maple sap… or heating a home. Honestly, firewood should be cut a year ahead of when it will be burned for best results. I pile the logs all winter long for the next years wood. I slowly, yet steadily, start filling the woodshed as soon as the maple season ends.

This year, having had my knee replaced, made work take a bit longer but it did get done. As I look around the farm, with winter looming, I am satisfied that I will have everything done before the snow flies. It took lots of family and friends and I am thankful for each and every one of them!

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Ralph, you mention the “neighbor boys” but I see your lovely wife in the photo. Is she chopped liver? 🙂

Comment by Aunt June

LOL, Connie does everything with me, but I did not make her split wood. She did however, help me do some fall cleaning around the sugarhouse. I thought she would be just right to give an idea of just how much wood we have laid by. It was awesome to check that job off of the to do list!

Comment by ricelandmeadows

What a great stack of wood. Nothing better than that. Except maybe when the sap starts to flow!


Comment by Kaito Ridge

You are sure right! We are tapping later this week, 2018 season is upon us

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