Hi Bloggers just thought ide throw this one out there.....
Beech-wood fires burn bright and clear
If the logs are kept a year;
Store your beech for Christmastide
With new-cut holly laid beside;
Chestnut's only good, they say,
If for years 'tis stored away;
Birch and fir-wood burn too fast
Blaze too bright and do not last;
Flames from larch will shoot up high,
Dangerously the sparks will fly;
But Ash-wood green and Ash-wood brown
Are fit for a Queen with a golden crown.
Oaken logs, if dry and old,
Keep away the winter's cold;
Poplar gives a bitter smoke,
Fills your eyes and makes you choke;
Elm-wood burns like churchyard mould,
E'en the very flames are cold;
It is by the Irish said;
Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread,
Apple-wood will scent the room,
Pear-wood smells like flowers in bloom;
But Ash-wood wet and Ash-wood dry
A King may warm his slippers by.
Willow is great for a cricket bat,
But trust me for logs its not all that;
Lime is fantastic to stopper a bottle,
But on the fire it lacks the throttle;
Then again Ash-wood olde or new,
Is fit for a Prince or Pincess too.
He who chops his own wood gets warm TWICE .....!!