A Log Store....

Now we have our own patch of land and are able to 'store' things, we'd like to get a log store or a log shed ( whatever you want to call it!) so we can start stockpiling logs for next winter.

Something like this :

However, I'm thinking of building some sort of store using good thick branches that have broken off trees. Not sure if I'd be any good at it, but it doesn't have to be anything special and there's loads of big sticks/branches that could be used for it that we noticed today on a small walk....

Anyway, having a stock pile of logs to burn next winter will be much more economical than burning coal all the time, as more often than not, you can get wood for free, and this winter we were using maybe 3 or 4 bags of coal a week!! (I like it hot!!)

We would probably still use coal as a 'base' as the downside to burning logs is that you can't really chuck it on and leave it for 6-8 hours like with coal - you sort of need to keep your eye on it at all times to make sure it doesn't go out. Plus a small coal bed helps to burn logs better as well. Hmmmm.

However, if we do get the diesel central heating installed like planned (and maybe double glazing) then it won't be that necessary to keep a constant eye on the stove all the time and burning the logs in combination with the diesel heating would work quite well.

That's my theory anyway?!


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