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Came home to this last night

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Dairyman, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Dairyman

    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    A friend and I hauled hay till the storm hit at 2am. Then I went home to find a lot of wind damage. A silver maple limb fell on our explorer and feed truck. An old pecan fell next to the house couldn't have asked for a better spot. Another pecan up rooted in the calf pen next to the house. And a big hackberry snapped off next to the machine shed. The hackberry and the pecan by the house were on the list to take down this fall. And the roof over our squeeze chute was blown down.


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  2. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    That sucks.
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  3. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Wow it's been some year so far. Wettest June in history in Pennsylvania I understand.
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  4. Backwoods Savage

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    Hauling hay until 2:00 am had to really suck. Then finding that mess....
  5. charly

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    Sorry to hear you had to come home to all that! Last thing you need to see after working to 2am..;sick
  6. Dairyman

    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    The hay hauling isn't bad.... I cheat.


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  7. Michael Golden

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    Wow that's to bad.....nothing worse than coming home to a mess!
  8. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Did the trees miss all your vehicles?
  9. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    That kind of sucks about the roof blow down, hopefully no casualties in livestock. You just got next years firewood ahead of time. Pretty country out there....in MO? Missouri? Montana?
    Pecan is top shelf, the only one of the hickories that doesnt grow here in NY. Can you post some pics when you get around to cutting it all up? Ive never seen the wood.
    Do you burn the brush from that sort of thing or just toss it? or chip it?
  10. Dairyman

    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    A limb just clipped the explorer and rolled in between.
  11. Dairyman

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    The ladies were a little touchy this morning but all are well. I'm in Missouri. I'll post pics as the cleanup happens but I'm swamped with fieldwork and a very pregnant wife so I don't know when I'll get to the pecan. The maple is almost done, I'll pile the tops and burn them.
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  12. Dairyman

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    Here's more pics from the good camera. Found more damage to another barn up the road the far wall is down and lots of tree damage but the corn looks to have fared well.

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  13. Woody Stover

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    That's some good wood but too bad it didn't wait for you to take it down. :oops:
  14. smokinj

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    That's too close to home. Never thought I would say that!
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  15. ScotO

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    Wow, DM.....glad you guys are all OK from that storm. Looks to be some good firewood, but like SmokinJ and Woody said, not the way we like to get firewood.....

    Stay safe out there, it's been absolutely CRAZY weather all over the country the past month or so. We're up to our ears in water here in central PA...just north of us the town of Dubois got over 6" of rain in a couple hours the other night (the entire downtown district was under water!), and that same evening just east of us in Boalsburg they had a confirmed tornado touch down (very rare for central PA).
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  16. Applesister

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    I wouldnt cut down a hickory unless it blew down. They are supposed to be very wind hardy. Like apple. Its a tragedy and a financial loss to lose one.
    Good luck with your harvests this year, its appearing to be a rainy season so far. The same weather conditions that brought devasting hurricanes to the East coast a few years ago.
    Im still cleaning up from them.
    Stay safe
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    How tall is your corn now and when did you plant it? We don't have any field corn any more but do have a nice crop of sweet corn coming along. Wife was back there this morning picking raspberries (the first this year) and said the corn is to the top of her head but she's only a bit over 5'.
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  18. Dairyman

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    Ya but I can't complain about the free labor..... I couldn't have fell the ones next to the buildings any better and it was a lot quicker.
  19. Dairyman

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    Corn planting was late due to the wet spring and then having to get the cover crops of hay off. Planted may 25-28 and on the
    1st of June it was under the river. It's about 2.5 foot tall.
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    Well, it sounds like it is doing just fine! One nice thing about planting a bit later is the ground is so much warmer and the corn grows a bit faster. I think I planted our sweet corn something like May 9, which is about the ideal time around here normally. We always figured if we could get the corn in by May 10-15 it would be best but we've planted as late as June 5 or thereabouts. After that, stick with beans.
  21. Dairyman

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    The cleanup is underway, I finished the maple up over the weekend. A friend came over to try out his new saw and helped work on the pecan by the house.


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  22. Dairyman

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    I used the grapple bucket to move the trunk off the fence and haul off the small limbs.


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    Those bovines look young but that's still a big trunk! :cool:

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