Jimmy & Patsy's "Ongoing" Adventure

Firewood 101

As you all know, it is cold in Colorado.  Nearly everyone who lives in the mountains has a fireplace, wood stove, pellet stove, etc to supplement their heating.  We have a wood burning fireplace......and you know what that means.   You are constantly on the hunt for cheap firewood.  Sometimes, what you save in money, you spend in other ways.

Following is our latest firewood "adventure".


BIG truck with a BIG load of firewood.


The logs are 16 feet long and there are a LOT of them.


Of course, every project has a supervisor. 


Well, the truck is gone and the logs are here....now what?


You cut them into little pieces and stack them neatly in a pile.


They look kinda neat, all stacked up and ready to burn.


Not quite.  They need to be split and stacked.


This is the last day of splitting.  As you can see, there is still much work to be done.


All done.  Stacked and ready for the snow to arrive.


The wood was sold as 6 cords.  After splitting and stacking, I actually got closer to 7 cords.

I'm happy......tired and sore, but happy.   Would I do it again?  Probably not......but, I'm a slow learner.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot.  Patsy was right by my side for the whole "adventure".  What a gal!