There are some who argue after the July 4th fireworks end, start thinking about getting the Maine home banked, wrapped for winter.
We have no igloos, polar bears in Maine though. That is further north quite some distance. But even with four beautiful seasons, Maine winters do demand tightening up the homes. To make them less drafty, more economical to heat.
To make the Maine home toasty warm and cozy.
Getting away from dependence on foreign oil is nothing new in Maine.
With 91 percent of the state wooded, the fire box for heating.
With birch, maple, ash and all the other species of wood is still big. Well stocked.
Stacks of next year's home heating supply are pretty common, evident as you ride around Maine.
Neighbors, family share wood splitters and pitch in, have weekend afternoon gatherings. To one by one make sure all the members get their supply of wood in the right length split in two and racked, stacked, packed.
For the one by one ride into the furnace over the winter months. To get the Maine home owner to spring comfortably. When the woodstove gets turned off. Parked and not needed for three seasons.