The Tenax brand of garden fence material has been the mesh I prefer because it’s cheap and easy.
Next step is to get some firewood cut up and stacked for the upcoming Winter.
One of our neighbors has a sawmill and he’s been making his own boards for his first chicken coop.
We offered him money for this truckload of firewood but he was more interested in getting rid of these end slabs that didn’t quite make a proper board.
I like to cut the pieces to fit our stove and hack up the thinner pieces for kindling.
We chop wood on a slight incline and sometimes a piece tries to make a run for it down the hill.
Our new firewood catcher saves a little time and effort while also serving as a stack point for a new mini storage that helps to keep things dry.
Now we can carry twice the amount with less effort.
The side spokes mostly popped out but weaving some steel wire or thin rope is an easy way to fix it.
Once inside it provides a tidy way of storing the wood.
Anna lifts from the top while I push from the bottom to make it even easier and safer.
At least one of you didn’t quite understand Mark’s initial review of the Kindle Jack Jr. So we made this short video to show you the nuts and bolts of easy, safe kindling splitting.
(Side notes: Mark lost his Uncle Thomas yesterday, which is why I’m making this post for him. Also, if you tried to make a comment and failed, please try again — I think I found the bug!)
We’ve had this new kindling splitter for a year now and it has really paid for itself in time saved.
Making a bucket of kindling this way takes about 10 minutes and feels super safe.
I’m a little embarrassed that it took me this long to get hip to using a hammer and splitter to make better kindling faster and so much safer.