Finland, the land of green gold, has always been heated by burning wood. Only after the second world war in the cities (and later in the countryside) did other forms of heating houses gain foothold. Now, with the rising prices of electricity and oil burning wood has again risen in popularity. New improvements in fireplace design and materials have also boosted their energy efficiency.

I’m quite certain that most homes built in Finland include at least on fireplace these days. Which means that yards are now filled with stacks of firewood drying and waiting to be used. This is just a small sample of the firewood we have drying in our yard. For an alternate view see yesterday’s Life of Jalo.

This is a back entry for last weeks 2008challenge.

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