Monday, April 2
Creating this type of structure is something that I've been spending quite a bit of time on. I haven't yet measured how much wood we have, but there are several stacks like the one shown above strategically placed through out the farm. Strategically placed in this case was some place close to where the wood had fallen and was subsequently cut.
Firewood should pretty much be a commodity item in these parts next year, but in the event you find yourself negotiating a price for firewood, you should be familiar with the different terms used to describe they quantities. A "chord" of wood is 128 cubic feet of neatly and tightly stacked wood. No more no less. A rick or a rack usually describes one sliver of a chord, but to me, is a useless measurement since the wood lengths in the stack vary depending upon who cut it. I found this site to have a good explanation of the measurements.
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