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Jam Lady



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 13 10:01 pm    Post subject: Norwegian's Take Their Wood Seriously  Reply with quote    

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/world/europe/in-norway-tv-program-on-firewood-elicits-passions.html?hp&_r=0

The English language version of Lars Mytting's book, "Hel ved" will be available in Autumn 2013, published by MacLehose Press

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 13 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the chap who mistook the tv for the fire is a classic

OtleyLad



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 13 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My sister lives in Norway so I've been many times and this is so typical of life there. Several years ago my mother showed her Norwegian grand children how to make a daisy chain - it ended up as a front page spread (close up picture too) in the local paper.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 13 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They're barking mad.

JB



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 13 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's ridiculous to get that upset over something as minor as that but on a much more important matter what on Earth is that stray apostrophe doing in "Norwegian's" in the title?

Woodburner



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 13 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So that's where Jonathan Swift got the idea of a war over which end to eat an egg from!

12Bore



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 13 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Norwegian Wood?
Do sing along!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY5i4-rWh44

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 13 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So come on people, bark up or down?
I don't have a wood pile but I would defiantly go for bark up as the bark is designed to shed water and so if the pile got rained on the water would hit the waterproof bark and run through the pile, I understand bark up might slow down the seasoning by not letting moisture rise out of the pile as easily but a few extra months to season must be better than the wood getting soaked if it rains and risking rotting......




Maybe a little to much? ..

Jam Lady



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 13 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

JB- I started to write one title, then changed it. The apostraphe is left over from the first version. But if you have need of an aphostraohe I have no problem with your absconding with it.

Did you ever read the book "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves"? Excelltent and amusing for the gramatically obsessed. And normal people too.

Finsky



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 13 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nothing mad about Norwegians..all Scandinavian country people take their wood piles very seriously.. If you ever visit there and see nicely stacked pile of logs, do remember to mention it..you'll make such a impression being 'nice' foreigner.. ..and may earn for yourself treat with a cup of coffee too..
My granma was very particular of her wood piles..they had to be certain height, length and stacked just so..and grandad didn't have other option but do as he was told I don't think she was too bothered about 'up or down' issue as they covered their stacks with sheet of tin to keep rain away. We dry ours undercover too but if there would chance of rain landing on logs..bark up for affected areas of the stack would be definate yes.

Erikht



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 13 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
They're barking mad.


Wof.
Wood is important! Now, the British Islands got a very nice climate, but some of US need a good wood pile not to freeze to death.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 13 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Erikht wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:
They're barking mad.


Wof.
Wood is important! Now, the British Islands got a very nice climate, but some of US need a good wood pile not to freeze to death.


We wait 12 months, and this is what we get?

Welcome home.

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 13 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Erikht wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:
They're barking mad.


Wof.
Wood is important! Now, the British Islands got a very nice climate, but some of US need a good wood pile not to freeze to death.


Hello trouble

Erikht



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 13 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi.

It's a very nice book, though. Became an imediate best-seller for Christmas. It's sort if a "Zen, and the art of firewood." Very Downsizerish.

Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 13 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A nice woodpile is a thing of beauty - I get a lovely sense of acheivement when ours is done in August. And fret when it dwindles to almost nothing.

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