Ha! Ha! By now some are moaning and groaning at this Wood Supply topic seeming diversion into something else.
I think not.
This is because of my personal values judgment system. Here:
BY Who? FOR Who? DONE by Who? Decided by Who? (in proper english some of these who’s should be whom’s - no matter)
By Who means just where is/are the inputs/supplies coming from.
For Who, mean who is/are the actual users of the “Done”.
Done by Who, means who is doing the actual sweating/paying (value-added-labors) to get the inputs/supplies into useable Done’s.
And Decided by Who; means who will be the dictating Ceasars you must satisfy, buy-off, and/or evade who will demand to micro-manage, each, and every step.
Here where I live any site made building “bricks” would be denied as not meeting registered/certified safe-engineering specifications. The buildings code enforcers would demand this. The Masonry Union tradesmen would demand this. As for rammed walls cob-building . . . Ha! Forget about it!! Too many toes stepped onto.
Fuel wood suppling is the same here.
Who, and where was the base woods sourced? Was it five-ways looked at legal wood? Not State Forests wood? Not Federal lands wood? Not; no-permissions(written!), private properties, stolen wood? Harvest taxes paid? Harvest permits in order?
IF not for strictly personal-use: was the offered/sold fuel-use wood in true mandated legal measures? Cord measures here. Not just a simple 132 cubic feet either. Nope. A measurable, in lineal feet, tight stacked, rowed up on demand, verifiable. Kinnda leaves out chunked and fuel chipped wood, eh?
Was the wood offered in true conditions? If offered as seasoned then truly at least one-year dry cured? If offered as clean-wood, then absolutely NO-bark, NO-rot or pitch pockets. Otherwise - false advertising. False offering.
So you can see my value system I adult evolved to reconcile my rejection of my childhood fundamentalist religious up-bringing (you will always Fail to be good enough, requiring you to twice week to open Church declare your Failings).
My value system is best applied by: DECIDED by Who, first and foremost!!
No sense exploring possibilities that will get you fined, courts tied up, and en-prisoned. Handcuffs hurt. Fines bleed away unrecoverable resources. And lawyers like expensive cars, and expensive educations for their children.
Just for trying to heat with what grows on-site, naturally. Tree woods, peat. Ha! "The black rock that burns) coal if you got it.
Put stood-on dirt to building/sheltering constructing.
Making and offering up refreshing lemonaid from your own lemon trees.
And this last - foods and beverages for others - one of the MOST Must-Do-Their-Way, regulated/licensed and taxed endeavor here. Offer up your own cows milk here. . . !!
I do not joke about any of this.
We had to hire a registered certified lumber grader man to be able to use out own trees grown and milled lumber to family cabin remodel back in 1999.
I’ve been forced by Sheriff’s enforced law-order to not be able to drink/use water out of our 60 year pre-exisitng water well. Hundreds of dollar’s every Summer since the year 2000 here now to vegetable garden and keep our yard and fruit tress drought season alive. MORE for Public water than I spend annually personally on bought out engines usages gasoline’s!
If I show wood stove visible smoke for more than 20 minutes in any 2 hour period ANY-one of my neighbors can call/report me to the Washington State Southwest Air Pollution Authority. A State Greens law since the early 1990’s.
Show ANY visible smoke from June 15 to the hard Fall rains during the All-Fires-Banned time, will have up to three agencies on your property with Cease-Now demands and fines. Laws since the early 1900’s. These ones are GOOD laws.
I just had a new, moved here, unaware neighbor wrested to the ground and handcuffed to ed-u-ma-cate him by the Sheriffs Tac-Team. Target shooting CAN, and has cause fires now with everything dead brown crunchy dry. Reported complained by our end-of-valley Crank neighbor. A retired State Enforcer. The guy who over the years has set at least 12 different Town, County and State agencies onto mine and my family’s asses to the cumulative tune of over $100,000. in costs now.
So I have often wondered to some of my actual extended bloods-Family, go-out-to-the-world missionaries, just why they insist to go impose their 1st world standards on those who are still able to live more open, honest, direct, earth connected, and able to-build-with dirt?
Who made you’all the Deciders of any-damn-thing?
tree-farmer Steve unruh