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Friday, December 18, 2009

Firewood Tips ~ Old Farmer's Almanac

In December, lay in dry fuel, while the snow keeps off. –Old Farmer’s Almanac “Farmer’s Calendar,” 1796Firewood Tips

• One large log lasts two to three times longer than the same volume of smaller logs.

• To avoid insect pests, never store firewood on the ground touching your house.

• Burn only seasoned wood (seasoned logs seem light in weight and have dark ends with cracks).

• Wood-burning stoves are three times more efficient than standard fireplaces.

• For the prettiest flames, burn birch or maple.

• Ash makes great firewood. According to an old saying, “Ash new or ash old is fit for a queen with a crown of gold.”Find out which woods make great firewood! http://www.almanac.com

• Add a handful of pine or hemlock needles, rosemary sprigs, or sage branches to your next fire to add natural incense to the room.

Wood warms you thrice—when you chop it, when you stack it, when you burn it.

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