Looks nice.Moved nearly 2 cords today to dry storage under our deck, which is in close proximity to the woodstove. I thought I was three years ahead, might be even farther than that! I never thought I'd ever say it - but we might have too much firewood.
This is what we removed:
This is what is in place to burn this season:
Most is a mix of Ash and Cherry, the rest, perhaps 25% is Northern Red Oak two years seasoned. There is still plenty to pull from, just didn't have enough room. This ought to last us until late January, then we will need to pull more a little at a time.
Got lots of kindling prepared too:
And everything is within a few steps away:
Some might ask why so much kindling. Well, our old Dutchwest stove doesn't have long burn time like more modern ones, but despite that it does burn very efficiently and unless it is bitter cold outside, there is no need to run the stove 24/7. On the weekends we burn constantly, because we are home. During the work week, we are away for an average of 12 hours at a time, so we light a cold stove every afternoon during the winter weeks.
Maybe you could use large knots and "Y's" for an extended burn during the day.
I have a lot of kindling too. I like to use the cookies I do my test cuts with for the shoulder, they get very dry and leave little to no coals so the stove doesn't get real hot and as soon as I want to slow the heat I just stop putting more on.
This weekend I've been putting on large split in the middle with all the coals to the side, then 2 or 3 small rounds on the coals, one nice sized cookie(about 12-14"x3/8 thick) then a 1x8x10 red oak cutoff on the top. This gives off decent heat, clean burning, and it leaves a nice little pile to light the next batch about every 6 hrs.