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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bogydave, Oct 4, 2012.
nice pix wish we had that much white birch.looks good
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Dave, You have got some awsome scenery out in your neck of the woods man!
Now put down some stone on that mud!
I am not sure how you get any work done with views like that? I would have a nice comphy chair parked outside with a few beers and maybe even a stoggie. On the other hand, great work for getting out there and bringing in nice load. I am sure it wasn't a refreshing rain like the thunderstorms in the summer when you are working in 90+ degree temps. In your case the rain was probably 32.5 degrees and blowing in just above freezing? Take the well deserved break!
OK, 10 cords.
I didn't realize you were referring to face cords.
I wish I could heat my water with wood....have my hot water heaters on a timer, 2x a day on, before and after peak rates, still uses more electricity than everything else combined.
Yes. And that is heating our hot water year round. During late spring, summer, and fall I have usually one, sometimes two short fires a day. It depends on demand. We have two adults and three kids living in the house. Wife and kids like the Jacuzi jet tub I installed for them a while back as well. It takes some hot water to fill that baby! Glad I get most of my wood for free.
why not say 30 face cords?
cuz a cord is a cord. not a face cord.
Here we go again. Sorry. I forgot.
Looks good Dave, one day I may cut some of the birch we have around here, I'd like to at least try some. Problem is all the birch trees seem to be still alive and I don't cut live trees. I'm going out cutting today, I'll keep a sharper eye out and see if I can spot a dead one and try it out. If not I guess I'll just stick with my usual lodgepole pine, plenty of them around.
"When I get "to much wood", I'll start dropping some off LOL"
So, nate can expect that first load about, oh say.....the 12th of never?
The trouble with dead birch is it's already rotting/rotten when it's standing dead. The water tight bark enables the bacteria to eat away fast.
Here they rot & fall from the top down & it's dangerous to cut a dead birch.
Even birch with some of the limbs at the top dead, the middle is usually rotten.
That's a pretty good definition of "To much wood" LOL
I'm working on my 3rd load, but I haven't kept any for me yet. This last load I'm keeping.
What's that now.
That i ssome beautiful wood Boggydave.
I love that birch
Just a bit under. The first load was only about 7 cords, but the second was a bit over 10 to make up for it. Not sure on this load. So far I've cut about 3 cords out of it and that was the little pile.
I sold I think 4 cords I had seasoned as well. Kinda regret doing that as the wood I kept for myself, that I thought was almost all birch turned out to be 50/50 birch and cottonwood. Might be short on wood... dunno how well the wood I cut this weekend will burn come Febuary?