I counted only five annual rings in the ash tree at the end of the garden! It's not much. I think the best firewood is slower growing wood in thicker pieces. But one should appreciate what one has! So when I had cut down the tree I cut the wood in manageable bits and stored them in the garage to dry. I added some bits that resulted from me making some space for my recycling bin, which had had to be yielded by a buddleia next to the kitchen. It's not yet an impressive stock of firewood but well, it's a start! I don't yet have the wood burners but this wood can dry while I wait... And I have a nice, relatively unimpeded view on the river as well!
Not sure if this conveys the absence of ash tree very well
This blog started as a tool to keep my Dutch friends informed on my whereabouts when I moved abroad. It quickly also became an external memory for my own use. It largely failed as a stage for discussions on whatever is worth discussing. And it has become a way of sharing my scientific knowledge with a lay audience. And who knows, it could become even more! And whatever it is you are looking for among all this: welcome.