Thursday, 19 July 2012
Where to get free firewood
Hello Dear Reader,
If you're a crusty bunch of skinflints like myself and Dearly Beloved, you'll often be seen driving slowly with a trailer on the back of your car. People will think you're off somewhere nice for a camping weekend, but in fact, you'll have been frugalling somewhere after something free, scrounged or given away. Our son is a builder and his work place has scrap wood, which they pay someone to take away in a skip. If you have a look around any industrial estate for builders, joiners or shop fitting companies with a huge skip next to their industrial unit, you will have found a ready source of dry wood, ready to burn.
Occasionally we'll make the trip to the industrial estate and 'claim' some free wood. We've sought permission and it's left to one side for us and we know we have to pick it up quickly so not to let it get in their way. The building firms are happy enough for people to take it away as it saves them the disposal cost. Most of it is perfectly good for building projects too. You just have to be bare faced enough to ask; the worst you can get is a no.
You may have to go out of your way and ask a few firms before anyone will be bothered to keep the wood for you. Most builders have free firewood and it's there for the asking and taking.
My summer holiday is fully scheduled with thrifting, scrimping and stretching along with mending, chopping, sewing and saving all I can in readiness for the winter's expenses. Come join me as I spend five weeks at home, spending next to nothing and having a great time enjoying my own home and garden.
So Dear Reader, what shall we do together this summer?
Love Froogs xxxx