Even though I always think I have put away enough firewood for winter, once winter is upon us, I always start to worry that I won’t have enough to get me through. I normally I start burning the Aspen, Willow, and Cottonwood in the late fall, because they burn quickly and don’t put out a lot of heat. That part of my woodpile disappears quickly.
Once cold weather hits, I start burning Birch. It is a very dense wood that burns slowly and puts out a lot of heat. That is what I am burning now, but the hole left in the woodpile from all the other wood does make it seem like I am going through the firewood to quickly, and there is still a lot of winter left to go.
We are supposed to get some really cold weather this weekend (-34°C, -29°F on Sunday night). Obviously, that will make even the Birch disappear quickly.
Every winter I worry about whether I will have enough firewood to get me through and every year I get through with firewood left over. I hope that will again be the case.
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