Just a little creative outlet for a poor Minnesota boy who found himself with a wife, three kids, two goats, a dog, two cats, house and hobby farm in Japan. Don't really know how it happened, but I like it :)
Despite the 30 degree C temps, Ewan and I hauled in the first very small load of chestnut windfall firewood into the house, imagining that it would dry better inside than in a big heap under a tree. Go figure.
The rack is one that my Dad and I build a few years ago at Christmas time. We had a lot of fun planning, cutting, drilling, and pegging the rack together, and it has held up wonderfully over the years. It may not be very fancy, but neither are our woodworking skills. One thing I really like about it is that we didn't use any screws or nails in it. Just half-lap joints and dowel pegs.
I think of Dad every time I put another knot on the fire. That keeps the inside of me as warm as the fire keeps the outside.