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Day off today... go split more firewood!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by burnt03, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    Been getting dark earlier and earlier (around 4PM now), so on weekends or days off I take the opportunity to get some wood split while the kids are napping.

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    Have a little compound up the hill, working on filling my 3rd rack. Pretty much all burnable this year if needed (the stuff I'm stacking right now is at 20%MC)

    Note the new x27 stuck in the round... axe works great!!

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice racks of wood
    Nice dry wood too ;)
  3. wishlist

    wishlist Minister of Fire

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    Looks real nice burnt! I seen all the snow and figured your probably some neighbor with bogydave or nate ( Ak). Lol.....I guess BC Canada is close enough! :)
  4. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    The snow on the ground is the first bit we've had this year, been pretty lucky so far!
  5. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Nice stacks!
  6. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    beauty, eh?
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  7. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    lol, I didn't know the accent came through on the computer. Keep it down, eh hoser?
  8. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    love the Great White North...hilarious...
  9. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    That is real purty :) Looks like eastern white pine in those stacks?
    I wish we had some snow on the ground....damit, I'm in New England, I want snow...NOW!!!!!!

    okay, I'm done......

    Stack On :cool:
  10. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    ayuh where the men are men and the sheep trees are scared
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  11. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    was watching tv, grandkids were over, news came on with all the bad stuff happening...I said that's it, I'm claiming the back yard as part of Canada...scribbled out a Canadian flag, pulled up Oh Canada on the phone...got a laugh out of the kids...hey, I'm a vet and love this country...eh?
  12. PA Fire Bug

    PA Fire Bug Feeling the Heat

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    Send the snow to the eastern US. After last year's mild winter, I didn't even start up the snow blower to see if it will run this year. I only used it twice last winter.
  13. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    lol, are you serious?? You can have it. After the first time shoveling the driveway, I'm over it. As long as it snows up in the hills to top up our reservoirs and maybe a few times during the winter (Xmas, New years, etc), then i'd be happy :)
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  14. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Burnt, even in MI we did not get much snow at all. I plowed driveways exactly 3 times last winter. So far this winter, none.
  15. nate379

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    We had "just a little bit" last winter. I think all the snow from the L48 was sent up here!

    Have ~8" on the ground here. A balmy 4* outside. Considered opening a window, was 80* in the house from a full load about 12 hrs ago.
  16. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Crazy but we hit 50 today. No snow left now and nothing in forecast except a few snow showers.
  17. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    Crazy. I don't know much about weather in the States but I always figured Michigan got a fair bit of snow during the winter.

    We just got a "snowfall warning" issued. Might get 4" tonight and another 4" tomorrow. Yay shovelling :(
  18. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Burnt, what you will find is there is a tremendous difference in snowfall all over the state. Naturally some of the biggest snowfalls are near the lakes because of the lake effect when those cold NW winds come across the warmer water. That snow usually dumps a lot in the first 10 miles or so along the lake but in some areas it goes further because of the lay of the land. For instance, when we lived at Gaylord, our lowest snowfall was just a tad over 200" of snow. Yet if i went east, just about 5 miles west of Atlanta, the snowfall really dropped off. We might have 4' of snow at Gaylord but Atlanta would have closer to 6-10". The Upper Peninsula was the same. Munising and Marquette are some heavy snow areas. Houghton/Hancock is another very deep snow area as is most of the copper country. Going further west towards Ironwood they get some really deep snow over there.

    Where we live now is not generally a deep snow area. I can remember some years not even getting 20" of snow but I can also remember years getting over 80" of snow. Sometimes we might leave home and drive to a town that is less than 15 miles south of us by way of the crow. It is not uncommon for them to have double the amount of snow we have when we are in a light snow year.

    One funny thing is watching snow come toward Grand Rapids and they can get some goodly amounts. That snow usually peters out around 25 miles to our west. Then we have a friend who lives about 40 miles east of us and most times they get more than double what we get here. Yes, it can be very strange how it runs. The good thing is that the Great Lakes has a tendency to keep our low temperatures from being too low most years. But in a cold year, once those lakes get frozen or nearly frozen, we can get lots of below zero temperatures. I remember many cold winters but I think I remember more warm ones than cold. Also the biggest snowfall I remember here for one storm was around 27" whereas further north I remember many that dumped much more. One was well over 40".

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