Thursday, December 09, 2021

Burn, baby, burn

We inherited a pile of grape vine trunks when we moved into the house back in 2003. Since then, Ken and I have added to it a few times. However, because the trunks need to be cut to fit in our wood stove, they've languished in their spot in a far corner of the yard, piled up between the garden shed and the compost piles, covered with corrugated sheet metal to stay dry.

This is about 2/3 of the original pile. I've already burned about a third.

In the first years after we got the wood stove, I was busy cutting oak logs to burn, so I had no energy left to deal with the trunks. After that, I got a new chainsaw that was no fun to use because it was so difficult to start. Now, I have a new saw that works much better. I've been cutting the trunks one wheelbarrow full at a time. I'm hopeful that I'll be able to get them all burned this season. They're very dry, and dry rot has set in, but they still burn hot, if not for long.

4 comments:

  1. Do they give a specific smell when they burn or not?

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  2. It feels good to make progress on that type of chore.

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  3. chm, not that I can tell.

    evelyn, :)

    chris, yes it does!

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