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  • Log Poem

    I have noticed a bit of discussion on the merits of using various types of wood for heating ovens, and thought I'd like to share this old log poem which hold true for all of us...

    Logs to burn
    Logs to burn
    Logs to give the coal a turn
    Here’s the words to make you wise
    When you hear the woodsman’s cries
    Never heed his usual tale
    When he has good logs for sale
    But read these words and really learn
    The proper kind of logs to burn

    Oak logs will warm you well
    If they’re old and dry
    Larch logs of pinewood smell
    But the sparks will fly
    Beech logs for Christmas time
    Yew logs heat as well
    Scotch logs it is a crime
    For anyone to sell
    Birch logs will burn too fast
    Chestnut scarce at all
    Hawthorn logs are good to last
    If you cut them in the fall
    Holly logs will burn like wax
    You should burn them in the green
    Elm logs like smouldering flax
    With no flames to be seen
    Pear logs and apple logs
    They will scent your room
    Cherry logs across the dogs
    Smell like flowers in bloom
    But ash logs all smooth and grey
    Burn them green or old
    Buy up all that come your way
    They’re worth their weight in gold
    My rustic oven;