Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Turning up the heat

Thanks to global warming we are almost out of this year's log supply and very close to burning some of next winter's. Fortunately it is fairly well seasoned but I certainly wasn't expecting to use any of it. 

So I recently bought another two loads from our local supplier. It's twice our usual annual order, but unlike wind power it keeps.


Macheath said...

We've already started on the new stock, with a great deal of hissing - and plenty of cursing to get it to light properly.

Bad management, I know, but our usual ordering system was thrown out of kilter by the wet weather of the past two summers - if you wait for a long dry spell to order in the logs, it turns out these days, you finally end up with a choice of damp wood or none at all.

A K Haart said...

Mac - I bought early, but it's the fag end of last year's stock. Much of it wet and some is a bit rotten.

I've stacked it though and it'll burn if given long enough to dry out. I think we may need bigger stocks to iron these things out. Either that or buy kiln dried.