Hog Zealot Arkansas Fan Green Country Member since Mar 2012 251 posts
re: How much firewood do you burn in the winter?(Posted by Hog Zealot on 7/2/13 at 7:35 pm to jimbeam)
It has to be a Bois D'arc. Also known as Bodarc, Hedgeapple, Osage Orange or the Horseapple. I have a few in my back yard. The wood is extremely hard and makes great recurve bows. My French is awful but I believe Bois D'arc means bow wood. It also has the highest BTU of any hardwood. Bring extra blades and files if you plan on doing much cutting on them.
re: How much firewood do you burn in the winter?(Posted by WNCTiger on 7/3/13 at 7:19 am to jimbeam)
Can vary quite a bit. I'm fortunate to be able to harvest firewood off my property, and also find that many people don't burn so when a tree goes down in a storm, or when they pay a tree svc to remove, I get a chance to score some free. In fact I have never paid for firewood.
That said, I burn about 1/2 to 1 cord per winter. Moderately efficient woodstove, 1500 sq ft well insulated home and we don't attempt to heat the outer rooms with the woodstove, only the familyroom and kitchen.
Woodstove will bring the house up from 60 to 78 in about 3 hours, no matter how cold it is outside.
Wood heat is very comforting. Woodstove>>>>>>fireplace