Thursday, August 04, 2011

Free Firewood

Living off the grid during the winter is possible because we use a woodstove for heat. Keeping it stoked is a year-round proposition. Usually in the summer and fall we gather and cut wood to stuff our floating woodshed. This year we were given enough wood for the majority of our winter needs.

Our good friend John replaced the cedar deck on his float cabin this year. In exchange for some help, he gave Wayne (and me) the old boards. Wayne used our cedar log float to transport the wood over to our cabin. About two-thirds of the wood fit in our woodshed.

The rest Wayne has neatly stacked on the float tied up to our boom. Once we burn enough we will bring the extra wood in to store out of the rain. But for now, we are all set for our winter woodstove. Thanks John for warm days and nights to come. -- Margy


  1. Very nice to get all that wood! We have been working on our wood, too. We moved it all and stacked it along the fence line so we can get a woodshed built. We have 2 1/2 cords right now but will be looking to buy more if we can find it. Rule changes on firewood cutting in our area has really tightened up the market.

  2. Nothing can beat a wonderful wood fire in winter. I am very lucky in that son no.3 is a tree surgeon, so logs for the burner is not a problem!

  3. Ah, wood stoves. I remember having to go out to the shed to bring in wood for the kitchen stove, which provided all the heat for the house I grew up in.
    Great to get all that free firewood, and it probably doesn't have to be chopped or split. LOL
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. Sounds like you'll have a snug winter!!

  5. 2 Tramps - you do burn a bit of wood. Now that we aren't at the cabin quite as much in the winter the one woodshed full should last us.

    Fran - Always good to have a doctor in the family, especially one that provides a wood supply.

    Kay - You always amaze me. Is there anything you haven't done?

    Shelley - And I hope you have the same snug winter in your cabin.



We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy