My timing has sucked, trying out another fire wood supplier this week but I have to say I’m glad I got the fire wood on site and I can take time to stack it all. The first delivery of wood was tossed under the carport so the wood will stay dry until I can stack it. About 1/2 of the doug fir is exposed to the elements so getting that wood stacked and drying is my priority. I filled 5 of my 6 wood racks of the Doug fir today. The rest of the stacking of wood will take a bit more time.
From the new wood supplier, the wood looks like a good mix of hard and soft wood and Mom says she will take half of that fire wood to start building up her wood pile. I’m a believer in getting fire wood delivered in early summer to give the wood more time to dry/season before winter wood heat is critical. One nice thing about living in a high desert climate is the humidity tends to be low, so wood tends to dry quickly when stacked.
I’m physically worn out, but looking at all that fire wood gives me a good feeling about the winter heating season. After this last winter and all the wood Mom bought from me. I think it is plausible I could store 2-3 years worth of fire wood. I’m still playing catch up on stuff but once the firewood is stacked I don’t have to worry about that winter heating issue for a couple months.