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the woodpile #2: Saving Stock for the Winter

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Blog entry by scottb posted 2526 days ago 618 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s quickly becoming my favorite time of year. The gardens and farmers markets are overflowing with their bounty, almost everything is fresh and in season, the days are becoming comfortable – not yet crisp, but not too hot. Time to preserve and make preparations for the winter.

The freezer down in the basement (shop) is almost completely stocked with goodness to keep me going well into next year!

I promised “more about this later” during my shop tour... so here it is.

I’ve read somewhere that it’s a good idea to freeze wood to make sure you keep any nasty foreign bugs away. Of course this pertained to imported handicrafts, but it still makes sense to me – especially where I have a lot of found and scavenged wood, as well as nearly half a fridge full of goodies from Texas (thanks Rob and BSB!) where admittedly there were Texas sized critters eyeballing my wares.

Shortly, I’ll be clearing out this lot, to put down some real food, (but that’s another blog) For now, that’s a ton (ok, literally 65 pounds) of Red Eucalyptus on the top shelf,

Ebony logs below, with a little Osage Orange and Juniper. All from TX. Below that is some local (NH) oak, maple and cherry rescued from the firewood pile. The door is filled up with Mesquite, pen blanks and such.

Oh what to do with it all???


-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2526 days ago

you tease!! :)

I wonder if the bugs hibernate and wait for warmer weather?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 2526 days ago

Yummy….I like my osage orange with a little chipotle bbq sauce on the grill.

Seriously though….nice stash.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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scottb

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#3 posted 2526 days ago

mmmm, smoked over meqsuite, with a cherry/maple/juniper remoulade!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#4 posted 2526 days ago

You guys are making me hungry. I haven’t had my smoked meat since I left KC last week. Time to fire up the smoker.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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WayneC

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#5 posted 2526 days ago

Tri-Tip would be good….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 2526 days ago

Karson, Did you eat at Gates & Sons, K.C. Masterpiece or Arthur Bryant’s BBQ in KC?

Now I’m hungry too. I’ll have a short end of Gates Ribs and some of your rémoulade, Scott (please, double steam bent and thinly julienned).

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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scottb

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#7 posted 2526 days ago

Double steam bent, you got it…

With the applewood chips, or walnut bits?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Roger Strautman

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#8 posted 2526 days ago

Scott, that looks like a rank of fun in that there frig!!!! LOL! It looks to me like the problem here is what to start on first.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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RobS

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#9 posted 2526 days ago

Glad I could help fill your cupboards..or.. uh, build your cupboards?!...

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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scottb

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#10 posted 2525 days ago

That does seem to be my problem Rog… where to begin…?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Don

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#11 posted 2525 days ago

Boy, does this whet the appetite!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dorje

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#12 posted 2506 days ago

What’s for dessert?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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scottb

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#13 posted 2506 days ago

Dessert? Why, Cookies of Course!


-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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