Ok, so what is a carbon credit? Al Gore and his ilk seem to think it’s money snatched out of thin air from what I can tell. Haven’t we already taxed and regulated the power generation and industrial base in this country to the point where it’s become ridiculous? Supposedly this is all in response to global warming (now climate change) being caused by the amount of Co2 being released into the atmosphere. Ya, go ahead and pull my other finger folks and let’s see how that effects the weather. Just don’t drive off the edge of your flat earth map while you’re thinking about doing it.
You would think that a carbon credit should be worth something and not just created out of thin air and junk science. As a matter of fact a chunk of firewood would make a nice carbon credit wouldn’t it? I mean after all it’s 50% carbon, 6% Hydrogen and 44%, oxygen so that works in my book. Heh, I’ll even do a little work to get them, that should make everybody happy!
At any rate and silly jokes aside, finding the years wood supply is always a challenge and has been for going on 10 yrs now, but so far doable. It takes in access of 7 cords of wood per year to do it so sourcing the stuff is usually the biggest problem with the operation. On the other end of things the Harman SF-160 has performed flawlessly and was well worth the investment, I haven’t had to light the pilot on the gas boiler for 10 yrs now. Routine maintenance and a new stack liner (27 ft) every few years and it’s good to go.
Nice model and the stoves not bad either!
Sourcing the wood and help with the logistics of it all is where it’s nice to have friends in high places so to speak and my old buddy, we’ll call him Stan, saved the day again this year. Earlier in the year he had a tornado skip through some of his timber and make a huge mess of things where it dipped into the woods. It was close enough to watch from the front door so luck was with them that time, the winds literally tied hickory trees into knots and cracked oaks like they were tooth picks. Maybe it was divine intervention on several levels, who knows, but it sure was one tangled up mess.
In addition to the hickory and oak there was some hack-berry and locust downed and a lot of the smaller ash up to about 6″ was bent over and never did recover. They suckered out on top (the side) and created a bushy mess so we cut them out also.
The loggers were brought in first to salvage what could be, and then Stan and I spent the rest of the summer cleaning up the aftermath from both them and the tornado. We left 5 or 6 of the tougher to down hickories standing, we’ll have those and a bunch of tops further back in the timber to work on come spring, but for now most of it’s been processed and in the rack.
We cleaned up everything as we went including all the dead stuff that had been laying for years and then proceeded to let the Co2 of all that brush in some really nice spot fires hoping to add a little something to “climate change” for that crowd. I know we did our part and that it was more than worth the time and effort we put into it. Stan and I make a good team on any project and this one was no different, we had a blast in the process and just knocked it out like everything else we get our hands on.
So now the Carbon Credits are stacked and we’re ready for another one of those exceptionally brutal winters like we had last year…
And these weren’t created out of thin air….