Planning to change the woodshed's orientation
Assuming spring comes at
least close to on schedule, it looks like this will be the first year
ever when we didn't have to ration firewood toward the end of the
winter. In fact, we're still burning wood marked for January and will
likely continue to do so for another week. In other words --- there's
quite a bit more fuel waiting in the shed.
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of my original plans for this winter was to build another woodshed so
we could sock away the next year's firewood while burning the previous
year's stores, allowing us to get a full twelve-plus month drying period
in. But we've only been filling our shed about halfway
full in the past, meaning we could actually keep two years' worth of
wood under our existing roof if we rearranged the opening. So our new
plan is to block off the current open side and open up one of the long
sides, then divide the shed in two. Hopefully the result will be two
stacking areas with very little extra expenditure of materials.
The only downside? We
need to entirely empty this shed out before we can start refilling it
since we'll be stacking wood in the opposite direction. Better start
moving that extra wood to the back porch so we can clear our canvas and
start reinvisioning our new shed.