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Border

Firewood Danish style.

The firewood is now done for 2011/12 season.
The loads that I sold have now also been sawn split and delivered.

Me loading the waggon from the wood stack out in the forest. The wood was harvested March 2010 and has been laying in the forest until I purchased it, Feb 2011





The boss over seeing that all goes as planned.



This is all that is left of the stack from the forest.



I have a Hakki Pilke firewood processor which takes alot of the back breaking work out of making firewood, on average I can saw and split 3-4 cubic meters an hour depending on diameter of the wood.



Two or four way splitting



A conveyor transports the split wood up into the trailer.





I then stack the wood in the trailer on pallets with 2 meter high sides and they are seasoned outside until the begining of September, when they are moved into the barn.



20 pallets all ready for next season. Feels real good when it all stacked and palleted.

Time for a couple of cold ones I think.
bodger

Its always time for a cold one. Thats a humungus pile of wood.
Border

There was 103 cubic meters in that stack.

Idea is that I sell some of the wood as sawn and split firewood to cover the costs of our own firewood.

As a 1000 liters of heating oil is 1240 at the moment, people are now installing woodburners like they are going out of fashion, which is good for the firewood business.
debbie

Border wrote:
There was 103 cubic meters in that stack.

Idea is that I sell some of the wood as sawn and split firewood to cover the costs of our own firewood.

As a 1000 liters of heating oil is 1240 at the moment, people are now installing woodburners like they are going out of fashion, which is good for the firewood business.


Is also good for the heating engineers...I spoke to one about a year ago who told me that 6 years ago he was going round all the farms removing their solid fuel boilers and installing oil fired ones - he is now going back round the same farms ripping out the oil fired and re-installing the solid fuel ones!

Impressive wood pile there
milton

That's proper pile of firewood Border - must make a huge difference having the machinery. We had the chainsaw, and a splitting maul- that was it! My dad always said you got warm three times from the same load of firewood - once cutting it, once carrying and splitting it, then once when we burned it.

I remember when we went from a single open fire in the house, to a woodburner which ran radiators - luxury
sod

Thats a lot of wood   we just use chainsaw and a log spilter on wheels same as you a year but just leave it split out in paddock that logs come to in piles and load out with skidstear, like your set up better less lifting onto spliter   we have just spliting 23 metres now for next winter too late for this one

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