As the kids return to school, the nights get a little cooler, and it’s dark earlier in the evenings, we know the warm, summer weather is winding down. Many people have spent many hours this summer cutting and splitting firewood to prepare for winter. The Old Farmer’s Almanac forecast for the Lower Lakes is that “winter will be colder than normal, with the coldest periods in late December, throughout January, and in early February. Precipitation will be below normal in the east and near normal in the west. Snowfall will be above normal in most of the region, with the snowiest periods in mid-December and mid-January and early February.”
While none of us can be sure what the weather will actully be, we do know how much wood it takes to totally heat our homes or use our woodstoves or woodburning inserts as supplement heating sources. If you have not had time to cut, split, and stack firewood, never fear! We have been making BIO BLOCKS all summer. Now is the time to stock up, while they are readily available.
This is also a good time to have your chimney cleaned before the onset of the busy season. Green or partially seasoned wood creates a creosote build-up in chimneys, which often causes chimney fires. After your chimney has been cleaned, one of the many benefits of burning BIO BLOCKS, is that they burn so hot it reduces your chance of a creosote build-up.
I still plan on enjoying the last days of summer and beautiful fall weather but want to be prepared in plenty of time for winter!
BIO BLOCKS need to be stored in a dry location.