Sunday, July 3, 2011

On Golden Ponds

I found this picture awhile ago and that's when I began thinking about a possibility of having a pond down at Pine Grove. Of course, I also would like to have a tractor like that too!

If it ever does happen, out of the 6 acres I would estimate that 2 acres will be cleared out for the homestead and pond and leave the remaining 4 acres as woods.

I've also been reading up on sustainable firewood harvesting. It is conceivable to harvest one cord of firewood per year/per acre. The winters here in the Midwest are hit/miss and 4 cords per year should suffice just fine. Over the course of a few years, the reserve stack of firewood would remain at about 5 cords which should see us through the worst winter season.

1 comment:

  1. Both the pond and the tractor would be positive assets. Wood probably won't be much of a problem. See if there is a state wilderness area anywhere around, they will usually let you go in and cut up blown down hard wood trees.