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Is your woodshed half-empty, or half-full?

Is your woodshed half-empty, or half-full?
August 19, 2013, 05:58:37 PM
You probably don't heat with wood.
In which case, you probably don't have a woodshed.
But if you did, and if you had one, at what point would you consider your woodshed 'full'?
Let's say, for an average winter, you would need 40% of your woodshed filled.
Let's also say, that you had a large-enough forest, upon which to draw.
Bearing in mind that it takes a considerable investment in time and effort, along with a certain amount of risk, to get those trees, from where they are, to a split and stacked state in your shed.
Would you invest in machinery, other than a chainsaw?
Or even a chainsaw?

My woodshed is, at present, about 95% full, while nearby, there are many huge rounds of fir, stacked under a tarpaulin, with several raccoons living among them. Each round is about as much as I can move.
I have, in addition, a drying-shelter, standing empty. It could easily hold another 30% of the woodshed's capacity.

If my situation was your situation, what would you do?
Smile smugly at what is probably three winter's supply of ready wood?
Worry about a possible Ice Age?
Haul, split, and stack every available round?
Fell a few more dead trees, cut them into rounds, and store them, too?
Or completely ignore everything, until you start shivering?



I would sit down and have a beer while deciding what to do next.

It's a good thing you heat with electricity, then :)

I heat with wood I would have a beer. I have been having a beer anyways staring at the huge piles of dead trees around my house and the empty wood sheds. Not too worried though there is wood everywhere and I enjoy the last minute Oh Shit feeling.

Good heavens! A fellow barbarian! I had thought I was the only one.
Truth to tell, I would probably have a beer, too, if I could drink beer.
I'm stuck with ol' Jim Beam.

(C) Fill the toolshed with dead hipsters and drill for oil.

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If my situation was your situation, what would you do?
Let me see...
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Smile smugly at what is probably three winter's supply of ready wood?
That's pride. Perhaps I would smile smugly for a split-second, but then I would immediately reprove myself. 
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Worry about a possible Ice Age?
No - if the Ice Age comes then it comes. But I wouldn't worry about it.
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Haul, split, and stack every available round?
No. Tomorrow, or some time in the near future.
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Fell a few more dead trees, cut them into rounds, and store them, too?
I think I probably would do this...
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Or completely ignore everything, until you start shivering?
...but this is my fear.

What an industrious chap.
Your choices would have been mine, only a short time ago.
Age quite suddenly makes its presence felt.
Conservation also urges one to consider conserving oneself.