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Frill Free Zone Newsletter Q&A
September 01, 2022

This year you may have dodged a bullet and not had any wildfires in your area. You cannot count on this every year from now on. There are steps you can take on your homestead to make it more fire proof.

September 1 2022

Fire mitigation on the homestead is ongoing, and requires a lot of planning and thinking. Don't do what we did, and just chop down a bunch of trees willy-nilly. Plan ahead, to make sure they don't go to waste.

Currently, there is probably enough wood down on the ground to make enough firewood for the next ten years. Of course, that is due to the fact that our little house is extremely well insulated, and only requires two to two and a half cords a year to heat it.

Splitting firewood is an excellent fall project - although normally, it's good to have a full woodshed in June. Sometimes it just doesn't happen, so the next best time is while the logs are dry from a summer of curing, but before those fall rains, which could happen any time now.

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