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Staying Warm

March 4th, 2014

Our big wood pile in the basement has been dwindling.  With the cold snap we’ve been having (-5 this morning).  We still have the two holz hausens we built last year that we haven’t started using yet.
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Yesterday we went out and grabbed some wood from one of them and brought it into the basement. Now we should have enough to get us through for a few more weeks.
Any day now it will start warming up a bit. It’s amazing how much less fire wood you use when it’s in the twenties outside verses the single digits. Our plans to get a year ahead on firewood are still on track and hopefully after this spring we’ll be most of the way there.

What’s the thermometer say outside your window this morning?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.