For the first seven years at Pinesol, Doug cut our firewood from a scappy woods, leaving the healthy trees to make a park-like landscape. He still harvests a few trees each year such as broken-top poplars and uprooted basswoods. But now we buy almost all our winter fuel as hardwood, seasoned logs. Seven cords usually gives enough for Doug to saw and split into furnace-sized chunks. But this year, we ran out. We ordered two more cords and our supplier kindly brought the logs over and unloaded them in the driveway. The snow is too deep to get them farther and the log yard is drifted in. Next winter’s logs are there already, seven cords.
We also invested in an efficient wood furnace after a few years here. The Charmaster is a good deal and the house stays cozy.