Another cold, grey weekend has meant that the fire has been going most of the time. This is a timely reminder to prepare some more firewood.
This is a pile of large logs near the woodshed. They are pieces which The Duke had cut from large limbs that had dropped from the eucaplypt tree at the bottom of the garden. We moved several loads in the wheelbarrow to a spot which is closer to the house.
This is the result of less than 2 hours work spread over both days of the weekend. We now have a substantial pile of split wood which will dry out completely since it is out of the weather. We have achieved this through collecting wood from our own property, allowing it to weather for a couple of years and finally, splitting and stacking it.
Like many other activities of self-reliance we have a real sense of achievement and satisfaction in knowing that we have done what is required to maintain a warm, comfortable home through the winter.
We plan to continue splitting and stockpiling firewood until all of the current piles of logs are prepared for use.
Finally, a big thank to everyone who has commented this week. I have responded to them all (I think). Come back tomorrow for the next instalment of Project Streamline.