POTD: Prairie Firewood

Prairie Firewood
American Prairie Preserve, Montana
2020

Trees can be found in some abundance in many the coulees in the Missouri Breaks, but it can be far from a homesteader’s cabin or a modern campground for that matter. That makes generations old fenceposts that are no longer suitable or necessary for holding barbed wire worth collecting for firewood. Besides the convenience of using what’s at hand, these posts–being mostly pine and juniper–smell a lot better in a fire than cow chips or buffalo chips do.