A job well done
This impressive looking wall of wood stands close to the road with a large sign reading Firewood 702-1224. I intended to snap a picture and be on my way, but as we approached, a man came from the house headed towards the mail box. I asked if it was OK to take a picture of the wood. He looked at me, laughed and said sure go ahead. No, I do not want to know what he was thinking.
I grew up in Houlton, Maine. It is part of “The County” – that’s Aroostook County to be specific, the largest of all Maine counties. Being from “The County” is a whole other story, but we will save that for another day.
Our home was heated by wood stoves. Over the years I learned that wood has to be just right in order to burn properly. It has to cut and have time to dry out before burning. The drying is done when it is stacked like the wood in the picture.
Stacking wood is another thing. Wood has to be “properly” stacked or it falls over. Wood is sold by the cord. It is often stacked in cord sized blocks. A cord is 4 feet high, 4 feet wide and 8 feet long.
My dad was always happy, or maybe relieved, when the winter’s wood was stacked in proper formation. It may appear to be just a stack of wood, but a lot of work was done to put it in place.
When I look at this wood, I appreciate all the work that was done to make this wall. Compared to other vendors who sell wood in the area, this one is “Best of Show.”
Do you appreciate a job well done?
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