|Dual Splitting Capacity!|
|Junior Log Splitter in training.|
Right now our wood piles are protected from the elements by tarps. There's a wood shed on the Never Ending To-Do list, but I suppose if we stop to do that project, we won't have any wood to put in the wood shed. I was thinking of doing another cattle panel hoop house covered with tarps, but they aren't a very good long-term structure. The ones we made for the round bales have been rendered almost useless because the tarps just get torn & shred to nothing after a year. The summer sun and the wind just break the tarps down too quickly. I'm not saying we didn't get our use out of them, but it's definitely not a permanent solution unless you like purchasing tarps every year (and picking up the shredded remains of them all over the homestead).
So we'll (ok, Paul will) continue chipping away at our wood lot and hope that we don't end up having to burn anything that's too green if it's a really nasty winter this year. Last year we went through everything we had put up. Granted, we still have the electric heat pump but the electric bill is horrendous enough without turning that money-sucker on. Maybe I'll get my butt out there and help more so we can get some set back for next year.