When we arrived in Maine almost three years ago, we brought with us a nice Stihl chainsaw. A long time ago, I paid around $300 for it. I can remember the day I bought it. I picked it up from a local dealer in New York one morning and by that evening, in the rain, […]
Firewood & Heating
If there's one thing I know, it's firewood. I was pretty much handed a piece of split firewood the moment I was born. I've been dealing with home heating and fireplaces since I was a young child and as I got older, I learned the ins and outs of pellet stoves and wood burning stoves. I'm an avid woodsman who enjoys cutting and harvesting my own firewood. Living in Western Maine, that's almost a must. I've owned and operated my very own tree care service, am an experienced tree climber, have used and dealt with a good amount of arborist related heavy machinery as well as personal equipment, and have owned multiple brands of chainsaw, most markedly, Husqvarna and Stihl. In this category, I write about my many adventures and experiences cutting and collecting firewood to burn in my two wood stoves, as well as how to install and maintain both wood and pellet stoves. I'll also discuss home heating in general as it pertains to different types of fuel sources.
I have been going back and forth in my mind for weeks about what type of firewood rack I want. Should I build one? Should I buy one? Should I buy one and then build it? Up until this morning, I had no idea what to do. You might think this is a trivial matter […]
This is a collection of firewood related posts that I’ve written since Laura and I moved to Maine in 2013. These posts were scattered around this blog, so I decided to combine them all into one post to make life easier. They’re not in any particular order, but they sure are a lot of fun […]