|Here's a photo of what the poison ivy did to Byron's arm. Our advice? AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE!|
|Amazingly enough, Byron's Great-Granddaddy's fence is still somewhat intact in places (including the cedar posts he used).|
|Byron would like to build a fence using cedar, and began stockpiling posts by cutting cedar trees from the overgrown fence row.|
|Cedar is very rot-resistant, sustainable, and for us, free!|
|Right now we supplement our heat with the woodstove in the winter, though we'd like to heat only with wood in the future. Here are maples that were cluttering the fence row.|
|When stockpiling firewood, you have to think ahead. Firewood needs at least a year to dry out (am I right, Byron?)...otherwise the moisture content makes your woodstove less efficient.|
|Byron has since cleared out the maples, but this gives you an idea of what he's been up to. He cleared out the whole area from the huge pin oak on the right all the way over to the woodpiles .|
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