I’m back to cutting wood hand to mouth. It’s ok though. I had enough cut and split to get through January and February. Next year I plan on having more than enough for the entire wood-burning season by December 1st.
After using the outdoor wood burner for two seasons, I wouldn’t recommend one for most people. It isn’t as simple as chucking in wood and forgetting about it. It takes some fiddling, and it’s always asking for more wood.
Pictured is my tractor. I bought it last autumn. It’s a 1981 Deutz 7807. It has 78 horsepower, which is just enough for grinding feed, the most demanding horsepower job on my farm. I bought it from a dealer who sold it new. It has 4500 hours on it and I paid $8500 for it. I like it so far.