Award-Winning Woodpile

New York dairy farmer takes top honors in Echo's Show Us Your Stack photo contest
GRIT staff
November/December 2008
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Dairy farmer by day, Mike Weicht cuts a lot of firewood.
Mike Weicht


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Nothing stacks up to 2007 contest winner Mike Weicht’s woodpile at Weicht Farms in Clymer, New York. With close proximity to the Allegheny foothills of New York and Pennsylvania, Mike has access to some of the best hardwood trees in the country. He works in conjunction with landowners and loggers to convert tree limbs to firewood, leaving timber harvest sites clean and ready for replanting. In a typical year, Mike starts splitting billets in April, and by September, his stack is about 300 feet long, 30 feet wide and 15 feet tall. Beech, yellow birch, white ash, red oak and hickory make up most of his woodpile, with some sugar maple, black cherry and black locust mixed in. No, it doesn’t take this much firewood to supply the heat at Weicht Farms. Mike says that by the end of winter most of the pile has been delivered to paying customers. Of course, that all happens in between farming chores. For his efforts, Mike has received a CS-530 chain saw, courtesy of Echo.

2009 Echo Show Us Your Stack Contest

GRIT readers take pride in their ability to cut and stack plenty of firewood to keep the home fires burning all winter. In celebration of that commitment, Grit editorial staff will award an Echo chain saw to the best looking stack, based on photos (electronic or digital) submitted by stack-makers. The contest runs from November 2008 through May 2009. The top five stacks in this second contest will be featured in the November/December 2009 issue of Grit magazine.

To submit entries, post photos of your stack on cu.Grit.com, e-mail digital images to Editor@Grit.com , or send professional quality prints by mail to: Grit Magazine, 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609.








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