By Susan Schmidlin
Last week the garage was loaded with bins, racks and buckets full of kindling that needed a little drying before getting bundled up as one of the three varieties for the firewood project. As soon as they were ready to go, we cleaned out the garage and wrapped all the kindling.
It was a good thing that it dried in time because we needed to move the pickup into that same bay in order to load it in time for a delivery. Once the truck was on the road, Mike started refilling the space with cribs.
Now the garage is full of half-cord cribs of firewood of the regular fir and the premium hardwood varieties. Several are just days away from being dry enough to bundle, a couple of the cribs will be in the garage another week or two.
With the demands at an all-time high for our little Co-Op, we are scrambling to be able to produce enough bundles to supply our outlets. It is a constant battle to have enough wood racked up to finish the drying process, have new bundles wrapped and ready, getting the racks moved out of the garage for loading, then refilling the garage for the next go-round.
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