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Saving money on firewood

measuring firewood to see how close to a cord it is


We established a new source for firewood today that is higher quality at a lower price.
Jotul small woodstove
The rough estimate I did says it's just under half a cord. A great deal at 50 dollars when you throw in delivery and stacking. What makes it even better is the guy offered to cut the next round to whatever size we need, which will be nice for our tiny Jotul 602 woodstoves.

I've learned to put Lucy in a "timeout" while I do short jobs like this during her walk,. If I don't she sometimes gets distracted and shoots off into the woods dragging her leash.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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