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Brenda Groth
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it was hard work by hand to lay 44 bags of concrete..but our woodshed floor is now 4" thick concrete..done..finished..rough but who gives a rip ..it is just a woodshed..better than a dirt floor !!

no to get it filled up..as Ron and Joel are both in a bad way health wise..we ordered 18 cord to be delivered later this week..seasoned firewood cut in boiler size pieces..

cement floor..good wood..what more could i want..(someone to pile it into the shed maybe?)
 
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good job! you might appreciate that rough floor when your boots are all snowy and icy! good animal barns have rough concrete purposefully for the non slip affect. sorry to here the men are not doing well. maybe for a tip the people who deliver it will stack it for you too.....
 
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they will throw it iniside the door of the building but not stack it..which is ok..i can stack it..but it will take me some time..Ron will help ..i know..as he hates to see me stack firewood (he is a perfectionist and he can do it better than me or anyone else out there in the world..you know?)

i honestly don't know how much wood we'll be able to fit inside these sheds..my son is going to clear an area outside of the sheds where we can stack excess firewood as well..we plan to have 40 cord put up before winter even though we hope to really cut back on what we use this year...last year we were learning the boiler and also had wood improperly cut for the size we needed for the boiler..it was smaller stuff we had been using in a small fireplace..the boiler requires large size pieces..the smaller stuff burned up so fast in it.
 
                                      
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    I am so happy for you to have this done---you are a very strong woman

  please just take care you don't get hurt--i wish i could do the work that you do

  i miss working  and working outside..
 
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thanks ..that was nice to say..i posted some photos in the thread shed progress photos..or something like that..no pictures of the cement..but the shed is done..other than some extra coats of paint and some hardware..
 
                                      
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      i just love your flowers ---nice yard too
 
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thanks so much, I hope to be getting out into the garden and cutting off seedheads this week..they are looking darn ratty..but hey..the seeds are a good thing..will be good to be able to spread them farther and wider..
 
                                      
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  brenda can you tell me the name of the flower that has yellow petdels and a

  red center --i think they are lovely---
 
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if you mean in the second picture..those are gaillardia..they are also called blanket flower..and if you send me your mailing address on a personal message..i'll mail you some seeds as there are some ready to collect seeds from in my front garden..
 
                                      
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Brenda Groth wrote:
if you mean in the second picture..those are gaillardia..they are also called blanket flower..and if you send me your mailing address on a personal message..i'll mail you some seeds as there are some ready to collect seeds from in my front garden..
                            thank you  --- i sent you a email --
 
Brenda Groth
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so far we have now filled the little shed with 18 cord of firewood and room for a lot more..(which is good as we have enough pulp cords of firewood to make about 27 face cord when it is cut up..which we should begin to do soon..also have a lot of downed branches to cut up for kindling)
 
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Brenda, how much wood does your boiler burn in a heating season? 

And are you talking about real cords (4' X 4' X 8' or face cords?  It would have to be a pretty large shed to hold 18 full cords!

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we only had the boiler going from November last year through about March or April and we burned 40 FACE cord (unfortuantely the wood we had was cut small for a fireplace..not big for a woodboiler..but we didn't know we would get the wood boiler when we put up the wood..the year before..so we were stuck with what we had..the largest pieces were not very big..maybe 6 to 8" in dia and maybe 16" long..so they didn't do well in the huge boiler..

the boiler is too big for our home..we know that..we got screwed..we plan to try to line it with more firebrick to close up the excess space in it and hold fire longer with less wood..

we also were having a lot of trouble experimenting with it the first year..

we burned 40 cord of the small pieces of split wood..if we had had larger boiler wood..we believe we could have probably gotten away with half..we heated 3 buildings with it ..

my husband also has a head injury and was totally cluelss about how to fire the furnace..we know a lot more know and have huge wood..the pieces some weigh 50 pounts or more..thyey will burn a lot longer..lmaybe one or two days for some of them..so we should not have to stoke ti every 4 to 6 hours like we had to last year..

ireally ccannot tell you with any serious knowledge..maybe i can better advise next year.
 
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