It's the longest day today. Number one son made me an homemade saw horse yesterday for cutting up the logs. Hurricane Darwin provided many people with lots of fallen trees and firewood for the new few years. I bought the trailer loads of Leylandi trees from a tree surgeon a few months a go really cheap. We left them to dry out and now we are busy making them into firewood to heat the Stanley range for us. Even on an hot day like today. It's lit and providing hot water and heat to cook (beef curry) our supper.
Number one son made (welded) the saw horse for thirty Euros. You spend longer filling the saw horse than it takes to cut the logs. I reckon you get 2 wheelbarrows of logs at a time.
We made the old 'cart house' into a wood store earlier this year. We bricked up (built a stone wall and put a window in) the gap and fitted a smaller door made form box iron and corrugated iron. It's great to collect dry logs in winter instead of having to chop them. Must see if I can source some dry 'Turf' (Peat) for the range. That sounds like a trip to County Kerry some time. Are you stocking up your fuel supplies for Winter?