Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cool wood!

We heat primarily with wood. It is Greg's goal to not have the furnace come on till 3 a.m. (Makes reading in bed a chilly event!) Making firewood on the neighbor's fenceline last week he found a really cool piece of Slippery Elm. Even though it's about 9" across I think it will still make pretty thread holders. He says it will darken as it oxidizes -- starts greenish-gold but will end up a nice reddish brown.