Thunder Wood


On November 2, 2 cords of wood was dumped in the driveway. A cord of wood , “measures four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long (4 ft. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.) and has a volume of 128 cubic feet. The amount of solid wood in a cord varies depending on the size of the pieces, but for firewood it averages about 85 cubic feet.”

cord of wood

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I’ve been going out every day with my trusty Radio Flyer and stacking, but only on days with no rain or snow or when no other appointments were scheduled. I finally finished the stacking yesterday. The photo shows it completed.

I didn’t take the photo until this morning as it was dusk by the time it was done. What you don’t see here is that it isn’t completely stacked anymore. Last night, while peacefully typing away with a nice cozy fire burning, there was the sound of a loud rumble of thunder. My first thought was that someone was trying to take some firewood – hey times are hard and heating in MI isn’t cheap! – and pulled where it was already precariously leaning and the whole thing came down. Turning on the outside light and looking out through the blinds, there were no vehicles in sight, but wait! was that a shadow slipping away towards the road or just my imagination?

Part of the outside row is now in a semi-orderly pile under the carport. It will stay in that configuration. No need to restack because it’s now covered and will remain dry. It’ll be the next burned until back to the neat – though imperfect – rows. Time to call for more wood. A woman’s work is never done.

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