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Winter Fuel

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A proviilent farmer writes: "The winter fuel should always be stored under a shed of soine kind before it is wanted. By timely attention before regular bad weather sets in, a great deal of what would otherwise rot and become rttbbish if left out exposed to rain and snow can be gathered up and cut into right length for stove wood. This may include old fence rails that are no longer nseful for that purpose, old boxes and barrel staves and the branches of trees that have been blown off in the woods or that have been pruned off in the orchards. A great many farmers who pile up their limbs and brush and burn them in that way have a good deal to learn about the value of apple tree wood as fuel. When seasoned, I consider it much better than the average wood we get out of the forest, and for making a hot fire would place it almost next to hickory. The trunks of old apple trees are well worth cutting up for this purpose, and the branches that are pruned off from the standing trees in the orchara will make good stove wood or kindling wood for coal ftyps "


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Ann Arbor Register