Can you locate the Cold House on the above Venn diagram?
I wonder if we may be the only people in New England who fit into the sector contained in all the sets above. Okay, okay– it will only be temporarily true– this winter, next, and possibly the one after. There is only so much firewood that 1/3rd of an acre can produce– even at our laughably low rate of use, this is not a “sustainable” wood lot. But at the moment there are 2-3 cords of nicely dried Norway maple stashed away, all from the back yard, all split (and, more tiresomely, stacked) by me.
Somewhere, waaaaay down at the bottom of the pile, there are still 20 or 30 pieces of the kiln-dried oak that we bought two cords of in 2009 (cost: $600). They may never be seen again.