No post today because …

No post today. Why Karen? Why no post today you ask?

Because of this little guy.


And all of his friends …



And relatives …



And hangers-on.



Quite frankly, they aren’t much fun. In fact I’d go so far as to say they’re a bit wooden.
Once I put them in their proper place and light a fire under them I’m sure they’ll liven up.



The fella and I have this to deal with. Over the years we’ve developed a system. He carries, I stack. One year when I let him stack, the woodpile fell over. He blames the cat.

Luckily I happen to like stacking wood. For the first face cord. This is 5 face cords. If I get bored or fed up, I may just light my driveway on fire.

Coming soon? The most ingenious wood stacking tool ever invented. Now wish us luck.


  1. Laura says:

    Good Luck! I always knew you were stacked

  2. Anemone says:

    Yup…there is something up ur sleeve…u r smiling…so i guess we dont hav to call fire department…ur driveway will b safe… hmmmm….

  3. Hope you have some good gloves for that! Good luck!

  4. Liz says:

    Does some kind of delivery person just dump those there? I refuse to believe you have chopped all that yourself.

  5. Farquist says:

    On the plus side, your fence looks great!

  6. Todd says:

    Could be worse–you could have to chop all 5 cords. Good times.

  7. Reenie says:

    You need some minions! lol Lots of luck!

  8. gf says:

    I used to love splitting wood, for about the first 2 cords. I have little patience for stacking though.

    I like your jacket, it is cute. I pray that it is not your wood stacking attire….

  9. Jeanne says:

    Didn’t know you were a woodchuck..or is there one hidden in the pile? Good luck!

  10. Barb says:

    my husband impugns my wood stacking EVERY YEAR! Meantime I have never had them fall over and they look much more orderly than his. grrr.

  11. Lesley H says:

    Am I the only one crying for the lost ‘cutting block end tables’? I see about 400 in that stack and I just want ONE! Happy stacking 🙂

  12. Is your house heated by a wood burning furnace?

  13. Ree says:

    I love to stack … wood, bricks, bags of cement. Well, I direct the stacking of the cement, but the other things, I get right in there!

    Wise of you to do the actual stacking and allow your Man to do the schlepping, given your previous stack’s history. Unless you’ve lived it, you can’t know how infuriating it is to have a stack, one that you KNEW you could have done better, fall apart and have it blamed on the cat, or the phase of the moon or “a rock that was stuck in a crack falling out and unbalancing the whole mess.” Ahem. Been there. He done that.

    As a matter of fact, I am just now heading out to stack bricks and cement blocks. And while I am stacking, I am sorting as to their suitability for face bricks, corner bricks, wonky blocks and sturdy blocks. We are building raised beds for the garden that will outlive our grandchildren.

    So, do you think we love stacking because we are highly intelligent beings who gift the world with our heightened sense of order, or are we just OCD?

    Enjoy your day!

    Please send photos of stack!

  14. Langela says:

    I’m glad you stood beside the pile in the last shot. I had no idea the pile was so big. Have fun.

  15. Robyn L. Lupone says:

    Oh, I’m kinda jealous….I love to stack wood last time I shlepped and stacked 6 full cords (full cord is 4’x4’x8′)…… more we moved to a warmer climate! Have fun….

  16. Good LUCK!
    (from 92F daytime highs still!)


  17. Karena says:

    Hi Karen…….is there anything you can’t do?! Wow. I am very impressed with your site. I tried to sign up and got an error message!

    I have a New Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

    Art by Karena

  18. Evlayn says:

    Wow! I have a serious case of wood pile envy. Happy Home Fires to you.

  19. Get says:

    This is amazing although i don’t trust myself enough with the glass/fire combo so I would get that bit done professionally if i made this, but the effect is amazing

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