We closed on our new home, celebrated our babies first birthday, and have accomplished our goal of acquiring a home with a fair amount of property, so that we can homestead, and live more green and sustainably.
We hope to convert the home to solar energy, and geothermal heat, but those things take time, and more-so, money, so those things will be waiting a little while. In the mean time, I am going to start planning our year round garden and orchard as well as a new chicken coop for the spring.
This isn’t really about any of those things either though. Today, my adventure, is to bundle up, go out into our property for the first time, armed with nothing but either a reciprocating saw or a hatchet (I’m not sure what we brought from the old house) and locate a dead tree, no more than 3-4″ in diameter, cut it down it necessary, haul it in, and cut it up for firewood! We are supplementing our heating with our wood burning fireplace.
I’m both excited, and trepid for this excursion because it will be my first time getting firewood for our home. It is cold outside, I don’t know how long it will take, or how challenging it will be to aquire. It is important though because we need the heat. Hopefully my lack of more powerful tools doesn’t present to much of a challenge and next time I will be reporting my triumphant victory over a dead tree to you!
Join me again soon, and thanks for reading!