This morning I took a walk down the driveway to check out some of our winter garden and wood piles. I knew I had one stack of wood that had fallen a bit on each end and decided today was a good time to re-stack it. In this area I have 3 rows of stacked wood, approximately 4′ x 16′ x 5′. I stacked it all! We rented a log splitter for these wood stacks.
We built frames for our latest stacks. These were some work, but made stacking and storing the wood very easy. We have some other stacks of wood besides these. This is plenty to keep us warm in North Carolina for a few years. It is drying nicely. We have a mix of oak, pine, and poplar. The pine and poplar actually works pretty well for all but the coldest nights.
Our wood burning stove, a Heritage Hearthstone, burns the wood very efficiently. We clean the two-story stove pipe out twice a year. It is designed so we can clean it from the first floor. The stove is covered in soapstone and puts out great radiant heat. It warms our two story house without the need for any supplemental heat.