Our Log Pile

Each summer we have a delivery of logs, a truck load of hardwoods mostly oak, birch and poplar with just a few softwood pieces. We stack the logs to let them season well before we need them in the colder months to come. They dry out and become much more efficient burners, giving off more heat and burning for longer.

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This year they have been subjected to periods of very hot dry weather so have changed colour dramatically and dried out completely. Any bark left on the birches has curled into lovely shapes as it dries out exposing a rich mahogany red layer below.

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Please browse and enjoy my gallery of photos taken on a bright day with strong light and deep shadows.

And now for a final shot of a surprise find in the pile as I moved a few logs. This little critter was hidden away and didn’t even move when I spoiled his hiding place and removed his security.

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He eventually realised he was left exposed so fluttered off to feed on the nearby Buddleja bush.

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About greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.
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5 Responses to Our Log Pile

  1. pbmgarden says:

    Nice shots of the butterflies.

  2. bittster says:

    I don’t think I would have noticed all the rich coloring in the wood, nice photos. Do you heat with it or is it more of a comfort thing? By that I mean a cozy fireplace to cuddle up in front of -vs- a winter long wood burner.

  3. Nice capture of bark’s textures and its changing ways.

  4. oab1303 says:

    Reblogged this on Your Blue Jay.

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