Monday, August 21, 2017

This Counting Firewood is Making Me Sleepy

WAFFLES:  So Boss, just how much firewood did we get?

KATIE: A cord.

WAFFLES:  A cord? You mean like ribbon and rope and stuff? We're not supposed to have any ribbon and rope, you know. 

KATIE:  No, Waffles. A cord is a measurement for wood. It's 8 feet wide by 4 feet deep by 4 feet tall. It's the equivalent of 128 cubic feet.  

WAFFLES:  That's too much math, Boss. Besides, what do we need with 128 feet?

KATIE:  Well, Glogirly probably has enough shoes for 128 feet.

Sunday at the Splitter
Glogirly had grand plans of taking some beauty photos of Katie & Waffles, but at the last minute she heard from a canyon neighbor she was buying firewood from that he was ready to bring everything over to the house. Would you believe he drove it all the way from Minneapolis, Kansas to Colorado? We didn't even know there was a Minneapolis in Kansas!

That's our driveway where the nice woodman is splitting all the logs. He and Glogirly stacked up everything around the corner of the garage for easy access this winter. That gunk on her face is sawdust and dirt. Not exactly the beauty regimen she had planned for.

It's aged hardwood. All oak. And from what we hear it burns clean and long. It better, considering how incredibly heavy it is. Nearly 4,000 pounds.

No wonder Glogirly took 3 Advil and went to bed before the sun even set. She better set her alarm so she doesn't miss the eclipse!

Oh, and see that little fish on the split wood? Our woodman bought his splitter from a guy that had a Jesus fish symbol attached to the inside of it so every time you split a log, it embosses the little fish into the end of the wood. Guess we'll be having a lot holy fires this winter!

Maybe we can get him a cat symbol for next year.


  1. The hubby will be jealous. He misses hardwood. We go through between 3 and 5 cords a year depending on the season but we heat fully with wood. Although this year should be interesting because the place he usually goes to get his wood in the forest burned.

  2. Never mind the wood . . . I think most of us are ogling your woodman.

  3. That is a lot of wood!

    I agree about the cat symbol.

  4. Wow! That was a good workout! Cool idea for a fish symbol!

  5. You would love it here. People liven freezing houses and have stacks of wood outside but they don't have a pretty house like you with thick walls and nice windows!!

  6. You guys are gonna be warm this winter!

  7. Winter can come, you're ready ! Purrs

  8. There are some really clever bumperstickers that use that fish, but add feet and put "Darwin" inside the fish! That cracks me up, and I've also seen the fish design made up into a kitty!

  9. That is a lot of firewood. When you work on it yourself it warms you twice. Once when you stack it, second when you burn it.

    Mum says hardwood is the good stuff. Softer wood like pine gunks up the chimney faster.

  10. WOW! Is that enough wood for the whole winter? And holy fires, BOL!

  11. a little dirt is a good thing. Lots of good microbes and what not to help the good bacterial balance on your skin :)


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