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Thursday, 12 August 2010

Serious Firewood



A friend phoned me up.
"Phone this number" he said. "They are advertising in the paper, $200 for a load of firewood. It's good value, nice and clean and you won't have to chop it to fit in your wood-burner"

So I phoned the number and they came around with a truck that barely got in the gate, took off half the ribbonwood tree and dumped an absolutely humoungous load of joinery offcuts in the drive. My goodness, there's a lot of wood in a truck! We've almost filled up both porches and the chook-house is crammed to the roof. I must have made 1,000,000 trips with my green wheelbarrow. Anyone want some firewood? It's pick-your-own...

6 comments:

  1. I will attest to the quality and quantity of the wood. It's good stuff.

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  2. Ha. Well, I'm glad you kept warm! And thanks for the drop o' Irish you left in the fridge. Mmmm, my favourite.

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  3. That's a lot of wood and I'd be round quick as a flash to get some but a) it's a bit far from Napier b) I couldn't fit any in the car c) the air-con doesn't burn wood d) I'm a long long way away at the moment. OK. I was being silly. I won't be round.

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  4. I can't really tell the wood type. NZ has some beautiful woods...one of your greatest treasures. Looks perfect to laminate and use on a wood lathe. Maybe you could share with a wood artist that makes wooden fruit or vases. Does appear that you may have gotten a bit suckered, but if you have a wood stove this stuff will be wonderful. Moving is easier than chopping for sure. Stacking is another problem.

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  5. It's just Pinus radiata Judy. NZ produces this in vast quantities. Very fast-growing and soft, and not really any good for turning or carving. But very warming to burn!

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