Mudcat Café message #4071747 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4071747
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
13-Sep-20 - 03:28 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
As my father used to say, firewood should warm you three times: once when you split it, once when you stack it, and once when you burn it. You would be getting more heat for your money by moving it twice.

As a kid I was the participant in lots of firewood handling. By the time, in college, when I went to work for the US Forest Service on a fire crew I was surprised that one of the guys (a forestry student, even) didn't know how to properly handle an ax when doing that work. I took his ego into account and walked him up the road and around a corner out of sight before teaching him how to hold and slide his hand on the handle in order to use it effectively. This was back in the 1970s, when not three days later they rounded up the men from that crew (him included) and sent them to Eastern Washington on a fire and left me at the station, steam blowing out of my ears in anger. (At least after this last time the whole group went into the fire boss and told him that they thought it was totally unfair I was left behind and I participated in fires after that.)