Gorgeous day & firewood info

   The first day of the time change finds it full of sunshine, light breezes and the temperature to be in the mid to upper 60’s. The dogwoods have been blooming for almost two weeks and the Bradford pears are now joining along.
   I’ve spent a few hours cutting limbs with a saw by hand. Ranging in thickness from 1.5″-5″ I am cutting them to a length roughly 14″ so they will fit into the chimera. To expedite things this week I dug a 6′ wide 2 shovel head deep pit in the back yard, banking the sides with the dirt I dug out. I use it to burn off the smaller branches to get down to the larger ones. I must say the design works well as later that day as I was burning things off the wind started gusting to 15mph. With shovel in hand and water hose nearby I gave vigilant watch and saw how while the wind would whip some of the ashes around, they would swirl within the embankment and fall back in.
   Thinking about all of this lead me to thinking about firewood. How its measured, the different types etc. The article here- http://www.consumerenergycenter.org9/home/heating_cooling/firewood.html gives some of the information you may want consider in those regards.
   Time to grab some lunch and then back to cutting. Hoping that the article is helpful, and that you all have a great day.

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