Monday, September 28, 2009

Stacked

I love a good wood pile.
Silly..but, true.
This work of art belongs to my parents.

Dad worked all summer (in between the bees, the garden, and of course.. some golf) refilling their woodshed. He finished packing it full in August. This should last them the winter for their little wood stove.

There has been a woodpile here for as long as I can remember. We played in it as kids. I can smell the wood in the autumn sun as I had my picture taken on the logs. It was covered with tarps then. Like mine is now...

Our woodpile is currently a major mess. Piles of bark, old tarps, and chipmunk nests. A woodshed is on the project list for the week. I am feeling some urgency as the weather here is nasty today- heavy wind and rain - reminding me that snow won't be far behind. We have a spot picked out behind the garage and I can't wait to get started. I love to stack wood!!

20 comments:

dmoms said...

we used to spend Sundays cutting, hauling and stacking wood growing up. This was in Michigan. We heated an old farm house strictly with wood. Ah, what seemed like a chore than actually sounds like fun now.

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

When I first saw your title, I thought that maybe you were going in a whole new direction with the blog thing. After all, we've only seen your feet on Bench Mondays...

Whew! I'm glad to see you're just talking about wood. Oh wait...

Going out, getting firewood with the family, splitting and stacking - just screams "Fall", doesn't it? There's something infinitely satisfying about looking out at the woodpile, looking forward to the warm, snug fires ahead in the dead of winter.

Michelle said...

Wow! That is some stack of wood!

And I have to say...Camie and I think a lot alike. Camie...you made me laugh from the belly..!

Would you believe we don't even have a fireplace? So sad...someday!

The Cottage Comtesse said...

Wow! And I thought we had a lot of wood! Love the covering. Wouldn't that be nice to have. Perhaps a smaller version might appeal to my husband. He needs just one more project....

Jessica said...

Seeing that big pile of wood reminds me of the summers I spent camping with my grandparents...such good memories!

Heather said...

I feel the urgency to get the wood all taken care of too! This time last year the 8 cords was split, stacked and ready for use. This year the 8 cords is still in the woods. I knew this would happen when my hubby promised to have all the wood in by July or no wood stove. Guess the whips and threats come out now. lol

Jaspenelle said...

I admit (maybe I have not been in a cold climate long enough) large stacks of wood kind of scare me. I know they are probably more stable then my house but I always have a feeling that they will fall on me!

Nancy said...

Like dmoms, we did this on Sunday afternoons when I was a kid. In Kansas. I was never a very willing participant but I sure appreciated the toasty fire in our wood stove come winter. Like dmoms, I'd be happy to do it again.

Kelly said...

I guess all our minds are in the gutter, wood pile was not the first thought that came to mind over the title either, lol.

That is one gorgeous pile, I can't wait to show my husband how the ends were done....we may have some re-stacking to do. :)

Bloom fine art fotografi said...

I never knew that stacking wood could be such an art form.
Your father has quite the eye for design...what do they say "form follows function".
Isn't nice to remember the simple things from our childhood that now brings back a sweet memory.
Good luck with your stack!

gonzomama said...

i like bringing the wood in and stacking it near the hearth! i wish we had the need for such a big beautiful stack of wood here.

gardenmama said...

you know, i love a good wood pile too! : ) that is one huge wood pile! it is all about the stacking and the chopping these days preparing for the snow which will be here so very soon!

farmama said...

We have a woodshed on our to do list as well! What nice BIG woodshed your parents have!

Chiot's Run said...

Quite lovely, it's like a natural quilt.

We need to get a woodstove before we can get a wood shed.

Sarah / Bee House Hives said...

Nice! I will have to show Cory, he loves fire wood. He may want to frame it :)

June said...

Oh, how I love stacked wood. LOVE it, LOVE it! I even love stacking it. And hauling it inside. Because my favorite thing in the world is reading by the wood stove. I would do any amount of work to make that happen. But work with such calming rhythm and such a beautiful order at the end.

Sigh.

underthebigbluesky said...

memories, memories, memories of chilly fall days with the tractor and wagon hauling wood up from the woods to the woodshed. i complained then about it but i will never every forget the smell of wood, both outside and burning in the woodstove.

my stepfather would go in the late summer and mark the trees to come down with spray paint and then my mother would go through and decide which ones were still okay and would not come down.

that's a gorgeous stack!

Jenn said...

I wont say I "love splitting, stacking or hauling wood. Casue I dont. I do 6-8 cords every year. Hubby thinks its great having a nice strong wife. But I get sick of this job real fast.

I do love being warm though when New ENgland winter hits. This is supposed to be as nasty as last year's winter. So my 2 cords that I have split arent going to cut it. But hubby worked out a deal with the saw mill down the road....he will do work on a an antique truck. In turn we will receive about 10-12 cords of slab wood. That is getting stacked! Currently the wood I have split is sitting in a nice pile. I spent a week ;ast year stacking. I figure it will get seasoned eaither way.

You dad does a wonderful job. Old school. Very nice!

kimberly said...

One man did all this? Your dad must be a stud!

deb said...

Ok, now I know we should be neighbors! I too, *love* stacking wood! :)

Love those photos of your Dad's hard work.