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  1. Energy & Electricity
    I like cutting my wood in the Fall and Winter time for next year's use for some reason. It allows plenty of time for the moisture to escape the wood. I always stack my wood off the ground and in a cross-hatch formation so that air can circulate. However, I have had times where I couldn't get...
  2. General Homesteading & Building
    For those that don't know what coppicing is, its the growing of high heat value trees (in BTUs) that have a tendency to sprout several shoots when cut down to ground level. Generally large quantities are planted and then harvested in rotations so that there is a constant, regenerative, supply...
  3. General Homesteading & Building
    I just put in a wood fireplace and have been harvesting wood from relative's properties. I am reforesting my 5 acres with localy appropriate trees (Ponderosa Pines) that thrive here. I have learned to use a chain saw (own) and hydraulic splitter (rented). I built a covered crib to hold 4 cords...
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