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Seasoned walnut

cutting up a fallen walnut tree for fire wood

It only took us about 40 minutes to cut up half of that walnut tree.

We stacked the small stuff in the trailer so it might dry out a little faster.

I think it's still good and hard due to the amount of struggle in the chainsaw.

Another year or two and it might be too rotten.

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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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What's your plans for that wood? Just to burn?
Comment by Justus Rowe Thu Jan 19 16:07:49 2012
I know it seems a bit wasteful to burn high quality walnut. At the same time, that's the hardwood we have on our property --- our floodplain is too wet for the usual contenders (oak, etc.) And we've got scads of walnuts. So, yup, firewood.
Comment by anna Thu Jan 19 16:14:20 2012

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