Category Archives: Firewood

Getting ready for winter – in April?

Getting ready for winter – in April? Old timers say there are only two seasons in the North Country: Winter Getting Ready for Winter But that’s hyperbole. Each of the four seasons grace the North Country’s landscape with a different … Continue reading

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Doing the splits

I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor, and rich is better.    – Mae West, American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol (1893-1980) Doing the splits Rich is having enough cash in your pocket to rent a hydraulic wood-splitting … Continue reading

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North Country math

The good news is that the tree fell exactly where I wanted. The not-so-good news is that it takes a long, hot, weary day of work to cut up a 16-inch red elm tree even when it falls along the … Continue reading

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April’s wild card

…it is a sort of April-weather life that we lead in this world. A little sunshine is generally the prelude to a storm.             – William Cowper (1731-1800) English poet             and hymn composer April’s wild card April is winter’s … Continue reading

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