Cut a few Hickory on the farm last week

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  1. Wooddust

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    Doing some Timber Management/Habitat work and cut and saved a few Hickory logs. Cut and burned a ton of cedars as big as 18 inch at base and 30 feet tall as well as harvested and saved Osage Orange fence posts and a lot of hedge for the wood stove. Here is the remaining hickory pile:

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    About 2 acres total in this project. Pretty well finished a FarmBoss that I bought in 1986 and will likely replace it with a Stihl 441 this week.

    Why do things like log splitters fail to start when you have perfect weather to split and stack wood? One of those weeks I guess.
     
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    Wooddust that is a real nice pile of hickory logs. That should do you up for awhile.
    Nice clean area and property
     
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    Beautiful stack of logs! Sorry to hear about the Farm Boss:(. But you're gonna love that 441. I've got one and it is, as Tony says, GREAT!
     
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    and you obviously have some other fun equipment to work with. I can't imagine you piled that awesome stack of hickory by hand!! Nice score. I have some osage but very little. Mostly end cuts off from bow staves I cut and split years ago. Doggone would I like a pile of that stuff. Mine is like 15yrs seasoned and even a little piece lasts forever in the stove. I cannot imagine what a seasoned osage split would do!!
     
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    Just talked to my Stihl dealer. Every now and then you get lucky....Getting a year old 460. $450. Now I gotta like that! Chips gonna fly!
     
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    Make 'em fly Wooddust. Have fun. Hope it is not as cold down there.
     
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    Save some of that Hickory for smoking! Great for lots of meats..

    Ray
     
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    Wow!! I'd be all over that deal! I'm looking at one thats several years old (and shows it), and the guy is asking that much! I may have to use you as an example so I can talk him down a couple bucks!

    Nice stack of logs, I loves me some hickory!
     
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    I did have help stacking from my good friend and associate Juan Deere and his buddy Mr. Loader. Payne Forks are a killer addition.

    Regarding hedge/Osage Orange, they are a pest and a pain and for all the crud you put up with cutting it, it makes incredible firewood. I basically burn hedge in the coldest part of the winter with some oak and hickory. I have about 5 trees down and logs cut and if my splitter is back from the shop Friday Ill get to splitting soon. I cut most of the hedge from trees that run 10-15 inch diameter trunk sections but will cut for firewood down to a 4 inch limb. I have way more than I could burn in my lifetime on my place.
     
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    A follow up


    My splitter needed surgery. Water in hyd fluid. Carb full of water. New carb. New fluid. And now ill buy a cover. Bill was 475

    Now good news. I got the 460. Good lord what a beast. Saw with two new chains $450. Lordy that child throws chips!
     
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    That's one gorgeous pile of Hickory!
     
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    Nice....easy to manage
     
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    Nice pile of hickory!

    I wish I head some land that I could take care and manage! Looks like a bunch of fun!

    Yesterday I went out with group of snocats and I was helping clear the road by cutting fallen trees and pushing off into the ditch. Being out in the woods is amazingly relaxing but stressed me out just leaving all of that wood behind!
     
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    Nice work on the logs AND the saw!
     
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    Nice pile of hickory there......Reminds me of a monster I once done can you guess the saw?





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