Ash Firewood Seasoning Progress - Three Months In
A color/aging check-in on the Ash Firewood that I acquired last year. I still haven't split all of the rounds, but with the social distancing experience going on, we're going to have some good backyard time in the next week or two.
I first covered this wood - when it was standing as a (dead) Ash tree last year in November. The full archive of ash firewood posts are here. I had the rounds dropped over the fence late last year. And started splitting and stacking it right after Christmas. Head there to that post and see the color.
There's been a change and I think darkening of the wood since this was first split. I know that I kind of have a 'golden hour' thing going on in the photo at the top of this post. But, to my eye: it seems to have aged/seasoned.
I haven't put a moisture meter to any of this stuff yet, but it seems that I should be tracking it going forward. I've actually brought in some of this wood and have burned it at night - mixed with our seasoned Cherry that we have on hand. It smokes quite a bit, but burns. My meter is showing this piece at 15.7% on the meter - as of mid/late March. Most guidelines say that 'properly seasoned' firewood would need to be under 20% moisture - so we're already there. These were standing dead trees for a number of years.