This Autumn with the help of family we were able to drag a lot more wood up from further down in the garden.There is plenty of wood on the land from felled or fallen trees not to mention the trees that are still growing. The hard part is getting the wood up near the house where it can be sawn and chopped into manageable logs.The wood is well seasoned. Once sawn and split the logs are stacked outside the house under the eaves. Then as we need logs, we take them indoors to dry out some more in a basket by the door. Next the logs are stacked around the fire and in a storage area in the wood burner. Lastly they go in a basket ready to go on the fire. That way the wood is very dry and burns very cleanly leaving very little soot or smoke. While we are taking wood from the basket by the fire we fill up the basket by the door again and repeat the whole process! It sounds complicated doesn't it! It's simply brilliant though having our own wood supply and I'm pretty certain we have enough for our life time!
Ps... I took the photo of the log saw horse behind the Lavatera in July. The Lavatera has long since finished flowering!