Last weekend I went to the dump and spotted some beautiful Oak rounds. I pulled my truck over and grabbed what I could before anyone else.
After a couple hours of splitting I amassed the start of next years wood pile.
Here’s my woodshed hoop house. I hope to extend this side of the shed another 10 feet over the winter so I can store an entire seasons worth of wood where it will stay dry. The shed is racked a bit but it still does the job.
This pile needs to be split for the second half of the winter. I cut this wood last winter so it’s seasoned but still a little wet.
I have this pile of logs left to cut. This wood has been sitting for a couple years. It will need a month or two after I cut and split it to dry.
These branches are from from my property. In May we had something called a Macroburst which knocked down a lot of branches. I’m hoping to purchase and review a Makita battery chainsaw to cut this pile.
I’ve been putting dry branches on top of my log table for storage so I can use them as kindling. It keeps me from having to bend over a second time and they stay off the ground.
If you don’t have a splitting tire I recommend you find one. Using a tire to split firewood was a huge game changer for me.
The seasoned wood in front of the wheelbarrow is for this year. I won’t have enough wood unless I finish splitting the pile at the back of the picture.