We’ve burned through about 4 cords of wood, I’d say we have 1/2 cord left. It should get us through most of March depending on the temperatures we get. Next year I’ll definitely shoot for 5 cord to make sure we don’t run out. I hate running the oil.
I have started cutting next years wood, so far only 1/4 cord into it though. We have 3 willow trees that need to be taken down. I haven’t measured them yet but my guess is that they are about 1/2 cord per tree. Couple that with a couple other small ones on our property and that should give us 2 cords of wood just from our land. So I will need to source 3 cords worth elsewhere. I need to clear my parent’s leachfield and surrounding area of trees. Not sure how many are out there, but from remembering years past when I saw it there were quite a few 6-10″ trees on the land. I’d guess they’re probably more like 8-12″ now and quite tall. With any luck I should have a solid 2 cords of wood out there. I might be able to get the last cord from their land, if not I have access to a friend’s land on his turkey farm and shouldn’t have any problem getting the wood there.
One year at a time, right? That’s what I keep telling myself anyway.