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Fri., Nov. 1, 2013, 3 p.m.

Kim: Where Do You Get Firewood?

Kim Knerl: Any of you heat your home during the winter and purchase firewood from those private individuals who sell their product through newspaper ads or such? I primarily heat my place with wood several months out of the year, and I’ve taken the route of cutting my own, having a log truck load delivered, or for the first time in this area, having pre-cut, pre-split firewood delivered from someone advertising in the Nickel’s Worth. I am always a little leery buying wood this way after seeing an investigative news story years ago about firewood salespeople ripping off mostly elderly people, either by shorting them, delivering a lesser-grade product, or wood that has not been seasoned, yet advertised as such.

DFO: I have gotten my firewood from individuals that I contacted after asking around. If I find someone who is dependable and provides a good bang for the buck, I stay with that person until he quits cutting wood for extra money. I have fabulous tamarack this year, cut & split for $200 per cord. You probably can get lesser grade for $175 per cord. I'd give you my guy's name. But he's tapped out now.

Question: Anyone able to help Kim find good firework for a good price?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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