Fall Firewood Delivery of Birch, Cherry, Oak and Hickory - October 2021
Back a week or so ago1, we had our Fall delivery of firewood delivered to kick off the burning season. This year, I ordered (again) from The Grove Firewood out in Sugar Grove. This is the second time I've ordered from them having been pretty happy earlier this Spring with a couple of face cords.
Here, below, is the delivery being dumped on our driveway. This represents three face cords - a full face cord of Cherry, full face cord of Birch, and a facecord of their "Supermix". That "Supermix" is a combo of Oak, Hickory and Cherry, so the driver mentioned that since I bought a separate face cord of Cherry, he went 50/50 with Hickory and Oak. This is the first year that I've bought Hickory wood - where I normally buy Oak, Cherry and Birch.
That load of three face cords is between six hundred and seven hundred pieces of firewood and is the same amount that I bought last Fall. Here's the post showing three facecords of Birch, Cherry and Oak (one each). The biggest difference this year is that I had some firewood on hand from an order that I placed in March - which I don't seem to have documented.
The inside racks were (mostly) full before this delivery, so I ended up utilizing every other rack and all available spaces including a new spot in the garage. For tracking purposes, here's what our firewood haul looks like before the season starts below. First up, those screened porch racks. These are (about 90%) full from this Spring's order.
Next up (below), are the two racks on the north side of our garage - these are full up with a bunch of wood on top of them.
In 2019, I ordered in early October. 2 Face Cords
Due to the rumored 'shortage', in 2020, I ordered in late August. 3 Face cords.
In 2021, I ordered in late September (from The Grove). 3 Face cords.
For total tracking purposes, let's look at burning seasons in terms of firewood ordered. The first year, I burned a bunch of "found wood" and I supplemented the 2019/2020 Winter with a bunch of Ash wood that I picked up from our neighbor. It is really clear that 2020/2021 - with SEVEN face cords is the real outlier. That's (I think) due to a couple of things: First...I ordered really early (August) due to the treats of a shortage. Second, that was our first COVID Winter...so we spent EVERYDAY at home. And, third...I ordered two face cords late in February because I knew we'd burn through (at least) March. I ended up having about half of that remaining, so I started with a headstart this year.
Total Firewood Orders for Winter seasons:
2017/2018 Winter: 1 Face cord.
2018/2019 Winter: 3 Face cords.
2019/2020 Winter: 3 Face cords.
2020/2021 Winter: 7 Face cords.
2021/2022 Winter: 3 Face cords (so far).
1. [This post is dated early October, but I had the firewood delivery arrive the last week in September.]↩