However this winter seems to have started earlier and been colder than previous (unless we're getting soft) and we have certainly burnt our way through what seems like a small forest. To such an extent that we were seriously short of wood and were supplementing the heating through our oil-fired central heating.
Fortunately I managed to get a hold of some sensibly priced wood to restock our supplies - but it meant having to go collect it from a drop-off point some 16kms away from the house. So out came the trusty Landrover and my favourite trailer (loaned by a really good friend), then all that was needed was to load it up, drag it home and offload.
Well eight stere's of wood is quite a fair bit, but the best part of this order was the diverse range of sizes - all the way from what could almost be described as kindling, up to some seriously big chunks. Guess I'm going to have fun with the chainsaw in the coming days.