Thursday, 12 June 2008

Wood That I Could

I cant remember where I saw this, but I liked it and thought you might too.

Beechwood fires are bright and clear
If the logs are kept a year.
Chestnut's only good, they say
If for long it's laid away.
But Ash wood new or Ash wood old
Is fit for a queen with a crown of gold.

Birch and Fir logs burn too fast,
Blaze up bright and do not last.
It is by the Irish said.
That Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread
Elm wood burns like churchyard mold;
Even the very flames are cold.
But Ash wood green or Ash wood brown,
Is fit for a queen with a golden crown.

Poplar gives a bitter smoke,
Fills your eyes and makes you choke.
Applewood will scent your room
With an incense-like perfume.
Oak and Maple, if dry and old,
Keep away the winter cold.
But Ash wood wet and Ash wood dry,
A king shall warm his slippers by.
- Anonymous

Go on! Light one, you know you want to!!

4 comments: said...

Ash trees are quite common in my neck of the woods and do burn reasonably well even when green. If you purchase a load of firewood and want to use it immediately, without drying it for several months to a year, be sure some of it is ash.

Blessed said...

We heat with wood and ash is one of our favorite woods to get!

Your blog has been chosen for the weekly OBS Bloggers Spotlight column, you should have an email from me with a few questions!


Staying Alive said...

Old time moonshiners song.

Build you a fire with Hickory, Hickory ASH and Oak.
Don't use no green or rotten wood
They'll get you by the smoke

Others have uses for ASH firewood.

What is the occasion that you would have all these posts up? I haven't seen this much out of you for a long time. Well done!


The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Michael/staying alive

yes its been a while hasn't it, thanks for sticking with me during the lean times. Other stuff has been getting in the way, but i'm getting back into the swing of things wild food, outdoors and blog related