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bodger

Piles !

Piles of timber. †I spent most of today tavelling to and from the local forestry business buying firewood for next year. This little lot represents five loads and cost me just over a hundred quid.














Amongst the loads were these planks. there didn't seem to be anything in the slightest wrong with them and after they've been dried and seasoned, I should be able to put them to good use.









Added to this little lot that I already have seasoning, I should have enough in store to keep us as snug as bugs in a rug this winter.









How are your piles doing?
Mo

Whenever people mention piles I think "Grapes of Wrath"  

Your piles are enviable though and will be worth their weight in gold when the energy suppliers have finished with us.
debbie

very good piles Bodger  Half our wood is in drying in lengths the other half is cut but still laying in the woods.  Enough in for next winter though and when that is cut and stacked in the log shed by the house the other wood can be brought in.
bodger

With coal at around £17.00 a bag and oil at fifty something pence a litre, its the only option that we can afford. Needless to say, I'll also be adding to my winter supplies with any freeby wood that I can come across.
debbie

ditto here Bodger.  woodburner is our only heating now - its only a small one though - which is OK as we only have a small cottage!
Lorrainelovesplants

did I ask you about your solar panels Debs?

I seem to remember in the last couple of weeks posting something about how many tubes for hot water, but cant remember if I really did do this or just dreampt it?  
freckle

No piles for us this Winter as we have a ground source heat pump installed in a super-insulated house. Should be fabulously warm-that is assuming we've moved in by Winter!!  
Lorrainelovesplants

Just offered lastnight - 15 acres of Pyhtophera infected woodland that has to be cleared!  Poor guy has to fell the trees planted by his grandfather on Defra orders....
But we can use as firewood.
Im assuming that as it will be just dead wood that we will not be infected....
Bazzer

DON'T GO NEAR IT AT ALL. SOMEONES TRYING TO SHIFT THEIR VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM ONTO SOMEONE ELSE.
debbie

have a look here Lorraine

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/ph...phytophthoraprotocol30apr2010.pdf

and here

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-8D2L5Z

It seems that there are restrictions on moving the wood in any case and that a licence may be needed and the wood can only be moved if it has been completely stripped of all bark unless heat treated or kiln dried. †Maybe more trouble/risk than it is worth??
Justme

Ditto above. You have to be a licensed user / burner of the infected wood.
bigphil

We have a wee pile of stick for the BBQ.
Father in Law dropped an ash tree in the front garden on our front wall, then chopped into logs and made off with them for HIS wood burner.
supersweep

bodger wrote:
With coal at around £17.00 a bag and oil at fifty something pence a litre, its the only option that we can afford. Needless to say, I'll also be adding to my winter supplies with any freeby wood that I can come across.



Sweepy is giving a 10% discount throughout July - so give us a shout if you'd like him to call !
sod

We are so glad we did like you bodger and filled the sheds as we are going through it again   now  how did you get on with those loverly planks, we used to get that "mill slab" here too great stuff but now get truck loads of logs as can't get them   plus we sell it  
bodger

Bonus today.   I went to the bakery this morning and got my usual load of waste bread but in addition, I also managed to get close on 20 pallets from a nearby factory. Kaz and I have just been out in the farmyard enjoying the sunshine using the electric chain saw to cut them up for the fire.
sod

bodger other side of world but we are doing the same here got a load of pallets yesterday and getting other to-day must take photo of them being used to build a wall in sons/my workshop.

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