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yard work – winter wood

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Another beautiful fall day. Today I helped my husband cut up the last of two birch trees he had felled earlier in September. Then I piled the wood in our new wood rack. Give it a chance to dry and it will be ready for splitting and burning next winter.






Copyright Jane Tims 2016

Written by jane tims

October 7, 2016 at 7:00 am

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  1. I love birch trees. Now you’ve got me wondering, since I never had a fireplace or a wood-burning stove, do different woods smell different when they burn? Looks like you did a lot of hard work — good for the soul!

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    Barbara Rodgers

    October 7, 2016 at 9:55 am

    • Hi Barbara. Different woods certainly burn with their own characteristics … fir crackles and snaps, maple burns with a steady flame. I think the various smells are more to do with the wood stored in the area where it is burned. Fir and spruce are full of resin and fill the room with a very Balsalmy smell. Hardwoods smell like wood chips, like carpenter is working somewhere nearby! We don’t burn as much wood as we once did but we have a great Scandinavian built stove with glass windows so it is very pleasant to have a fire! Jane


      jane tims

      October 7, 2016 at 10:05 am

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