Category: Firewood

Doing the splits: part two

We’re wood fuel people. I fell trees (mainly the gums and poplars we planted) and cut them into firewood length rings with a chainsaw. Right up until this autumn, I split them, by hand,...

Doing the splits

Part One I started doing the splits on a regular basis in my late thirties – soon after we moved to Little Owl Gully. Doing the splits: a cylindrical block of firewood split in...

Kindling

This winter I’ve been splitting poplar logs to keep up a supply of kindling. That’s unusual – not because it’s poplar, but because I’m the one doing the job. For the entire thirty years...

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