Got wood? I do! Well I went and did it. I bought Firewood. I was so motivated from continued winterizing last weekend. Also, there was some mention of snow on Thanksgiving per the local news. I will believe it when I see it! Looks like a chilly 54 degrees on the forecast now. But hell, better safe than sorry.

I received many suggestions on where and how much. Along Tramway. Taos. Wood cutting permit in the woods. I opted to go where I have gone in the past. A little feed store on north 4th Street named Farmer's Feed and Supply.

This year they had Pinon at $150 for 1/2 a cord or Cedar at $150 for almost 3/4 a cord! I am used to a mix of woods but opted for the Cedar at this time. This wood is cut and split too. Delivery is $25.

As I could only fit 1 log in my sports car and don't want to dirty the SUV I went with delivery. I knew better than to do this chore on a Monday after work. So Tuesday rolled around and my wood was dumped right in front of my empty wood rack while I was at work. Behold the mountain 'o wood.

An hour or two later I have stacked most of it semi-neatly.

But wait! There is also a mega pile of bonfire logs beside it.

I feel good. Im ready to burn. Wait, it's still kinda warm out! Oh well, maybe next week. If any of you other procrastinators want some wood, call Kenny Fresquez of Farmer's Feed and Supply at 344-1817. Or cruise the streets of Albuquerque, or Craig's List, or? Let it snow!

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Comment by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 25, 2008 at 11:03pm
Dude, you did right by the Cedar. That stuff burns hot. Highly undervalued wood for the heat it provides. You can even peel off a bunch of the "hairy bark" for kindling. I like to go with some crumpled up newspaper, along with the cedar "hairs", then a pinon log, then Cedar for the rest of the night. MITB (Money in the Bank).
Comment by LaGuera on November 26, 2008 at 10:26am
Martinoso, I hope you have a maul and a hatchet. If you split the big logs into smaller firewood, they burn great. We heated our home exclusively with wood for two years before we bought a house. Even the sticks burn better when they're chopped. Have fun with the crackling fire. I don't miss banking the coals before going to bed. . .
Comment by slamwagon on November 26, 2008 at 12:53pm
Would you use this same Cedar for smoking meat? I've inherited a large smoker, but don't know quite what to do with it.
Comment by Ron Da Bomb on November 26, 2008 at 1:28pm
Using cedar to smoke meat = BAD idea. Don't use softwoods like cedar or pine. The only exception that I would recommend, and it's not really smoking is cedar plank cooking, like for salmon. I've had good luck with hickory, alder, apple, mesquite, oak, maple, etc.
Comment by slamwagon on November 26, 2008 at 2:18pm
Are there toxins released (aside from the obvious carbons) from Cedar and other soft woods?
Comment by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on November 26, 2008 at 3:17pm
Comment by slamwagon on November 26, 2008 at 5:09pm
Thank You!
Comment by Sara on November 26, 2008 at 6:42pm
I always go to A-1 firewood. Free delivery!
Comment by cc on November 30, 2008 at 8:19am
Yeah, A-1 we found maybe 8 years ago - is great price wise, and they carry a whole range of types like apple.
Comment by cc on November 30, 2008 at 9:00am
Yes, good you bring that up, Jombie. More carbon emissions, CO2 into the delicate air.
Moderation moderation is how I justify. There are also catalytic converters to install on your smokestack. Our 90 yr olde home does not have gas nor space for ducting. We rely on the portable oil radiating heaters and Electricity which in ABQ is powered by Natural Gas, right folks-in-the-know?


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