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3 year split and under roof scrounge

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Jags, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Long story short, my nearest neighbor (1/2 mile away) has/had a bunch of firewood that has been split and under roof for at least 3 years - some, much longer. Wants it gone - needs the wagons empty for an estate sale (his father). I throw a half hearted $200 offer and I will do all the work. He accepted. I decided the easiest way was to hook one of my old tractors to the wagons and pull them to my house. Here is what I got:
    First is the flair box:
    alkfirewoodsm.jpg

    Then comes the barge box:
    alkfirewood2sm.jpg

    I also have loaded one pickup load (really loaded) no pic - find something you like about it;)

    And there is approx. 3-4 more pickup loads to get.

    I tossed the wood from wagons to my little wood wagon - back into old wash house and stack:
    stackedsm.jpg

    So far, the closest estimate is gonna be around 3 cords total. Both wagons and one pickup load is stacked. Still gotta get the other pickup loads, but it ain't going anywhere fast.
    Maple, white oak, Osage, cherry, a little pine, Some punky stuff that doesn't count (and is not being counted) was in the mix. Oh, black walnut and hackberry was also in there.

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    This is how I unloaded the wagons:
    alkfirewood4sm.jpg

    Lots of loading and stacking for the weekend. Surprisingly, I am not stiff at all.

    For the record, I tested several resplits and not a one of them went north of 18%mc. Every stick of this is burnable right now.
  3. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Wow! Awesome score!
  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Nice score Jags, should burn great.
  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I couldn't stand it any longer and threw an armload into the stove last night. Preemo stuff.:cool:
  6. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    And everyone says you can't get seasoned wood in the wintertime.
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  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Awesome score.
    Best $200 you've spent on firewood ever.
    Doubt you'll ever get a good deal like that again :)
  8. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Mostly I have something against buying wood. I like being out there and doing it. I was handed a couple of blows to my world and this popped up filling a hole that I never got to fill this year. It was a win/win for both of us.
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  9. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Nice lookin' stuff there.Will be even better once winter finally gets here.
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Jags, that is sweet and will help you out of a bind. Hope all works out well.

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