I bleat on about wood but I swear it’s my greatest money saver. I’ve bought ( I’m a saddo who’s measured it) six cubic metres of wood and it’ll keep us warm this winter, next Easter, next winter and so on.
We have three wood sheds. One was already full of wood, this one was previously a store and home for sleepy moths. It’s four metres deep and 1.4 metres high and it’s full of logs.
So, it’s full of logs!
I pick up the veggie boxes out of the recycling bins, I’ll go into the woods behind us and fill it with kindling and stack it up to dry in the corner of the bigger sheds.
It’s an odd thing to get so much pleasure out of stacking logs but I’m keeping us warm in advance. Every time we come over, when it gets cold, or we need to dry laundry then we can just light the wood stove and we’ve already paid for it all.
We’re still stacking it!
Here in France, everyone has their own woodsupplier and they if you’re lucky, they’ll share the number with you. We got lucky and got found a local farmer, with woodland and a barn full of logs…..and no, I can’t give you his number just yet.
All my neighbour’s have log piles and they’re a lovely view through the fence.
So, like a good vintage, the wood has been laid down for winters to come. It’s like having a good larder, a full dry goods store or a freezer full of home cooked food.
Love Froogs xxxxx