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Firewood balance

big pile of fire woodWe bought a large truck load of firewood recently due to the fact that we were too busy to cut any this summer, and we've decided the extra time we get will be well worth the price.

I believe it takes a certain amount of experimentation when contracting out essential chores in order to find the most comfortable balance point of having enough time and money left over to relax. I already have a good feeling about the value of this wood pile and how much time it will free up for a few projects we have on the drawing board this winter.

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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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I cannot believe you can still say you are Homesteading!!!
Comment by Anonymous Tue Sep 29 19:52:20 2009
You've got to pick your battles sometimes. Don't worry; there'll still be plenty of splitting and loading the stove.
Comment by anna Wed Sep 30 07:38:33 2009

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