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Monday, January 05, 2009

New Year, ash borer

Today is my eldest daughters birthday. Everyone is partied out, like most years. This year we are going to have to celebrate her half-birthday instead, six months from now.
Back at the ranch meanwhile, firewood seems a bit harder to come by than in past years. Also wood pellets are sold out everywhere. A supplier has gone out of business, which is an opportunity for someone. Must be a big market, with all the pellet stoves in every hardware store lately. Surely the emerald ash borer situation makes this a good time to go into pellet production. Lots of ash available, and the heat and pressure of the pellet production process would kill all parasites. Perhaps Government regulation means a five year study before any such use of suspect wood.