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TAG : firewood

How to Build a Long-Lasting Firewood Rack

My construction philosophy is to build projects that last. That way, I don’t have to waste time building them again or making repairs. (As I write this, the Egyptian pyramids come to mind.) This firewood rack is made out of galvanized pipe, which has a predicted life span of about 75 years ...

Homemade Wheat Bread

Homemade Wheat Bread In the May/June 2021 issue, you featured an article by Maggie Bullington titled "Growing Wheat in Our Garden." As an enthusiastic miller of wheat and grain, the thought occurred to me that fellow Grit readers may be inspired to try baking a loaf of bread from their own ...

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Splitting Wood by Hand

Several years ago, my neighbor spent the better part of a summer splitting and stacking a large sugar maple tree he had cut down in his yard. For an hour or two every day, the “thunk” of the godevil striking the wood and the occasional high pitched “twang” of a maul hitting a splitting ...

Let the Chips Fly

Woodcutting season is here again and that means folks will dust off their chain saws and head out to manage their timber tracts, reclaim overgrown acres or just replenish their woodpiles. The annual ritual is as gratifying as the season is compelling, but for some weekend woodsmen, the reward ...

The Spirit of Stacking

In my part of upper New England, winters are long and cold; one definition of security is a big stack of well-seasoned firewood. The urge to “get the wood in” runs deep, an itch that kicks up when the leaves begin turning in mid-August and won’t stay scratched until the snow season’s ...

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