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Did a Little Work Yesterday and this Morning

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Ralphie Boy, May 3, 2013.

  1. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    I was cutting a new "tractor path" up the hill when I spied a smaller, buggy ash so down she came. It was on a hillside with a nasty back lean (should have taken a before pic) but it came down easy. A plunge cut and a couple of wedges and it was over in a few minutes. The tractor path will have to wait another day.

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    At last, I got all that white and red oak (closest) along with some hickory( enter) and ash (light wood before the end stack), that the neighbor gave me late last winter, stacked. I split it a while back but never got it stacked. Once the tractor path is finished all this will come down the mountain and get stacked with all the other.
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    Hey Scotty! That ash you and I discussed is next. Monday if the weather holds.
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  2. Flatbedford

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    Had some critters living in it. Probably just about ready to burn right now!
  3. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    The top 1/3 would probably be fine to burn. It had lots of woodpecker work done on it. The bottom was remarkably wet. No matter, I'm far enough ahead that it won't get toasted for 3 and maybe 4 years.:cool:
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  4. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    That's a good feeling isn't it.
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  5. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Sure is! It took a lot of work to get there. I'm just going to keep after it and get as far ahead as my old bones will allow!:p
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    +1
    Hoping to get to that point this year.
    3 years in the shed & one years worth out back seasoning.

    The "a lot of work" part is true, but it's fun work ;)
    Takes some time to get there too.
  7. Backwoods Savage

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    Ralph, what kind of an ash is that?
  8. Ralphie Boy

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    Its all white ash. The lighter stack was split just a short time ago from a large standing dead tree. The dark wood at the far end is also white ash, but its been stacked there going on 3 years now. As a matter of fact its been there long enough that the pallets are starting to decay. Its still off the ground but its gonna have to be moved by the end of the summer else it'll be a pile and not a stack!;lol
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    I could go out in the woods and take some bark pictures that you would swear was not White Ash, but is.
  10. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    I also have a few blue ash trees scattered about. Not sure if there is any green ash though.
  11. Backwoods Savage

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    I asked because it does not look like any ash we have. But I'm easy to convince.
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  12. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    I cleaned the mess pretty well, (notice burn area in the background of middle picture. Like Cheech and Chong, up in smoke) but I'm sure I can find a small limb or twig that has leaves or buds so I can post it. It is really ash, not kidding!;)
  13. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    It stopped raining long enough for me to go up the hill and try to find some leaves from the ash I cut the other day and Backwoods asked "what kind of ash." The venture made my see how obsessive-compulsive I am when it comes to cleaning up my mess;em. These twigs are about all I could find and this tree was in the woods:eek:. So, tell me again why I cleaned up so well??? Not much left by which to identify. I'm quite sure it is white ash. I know it is not blue ash, however I guess there is an outside chance it could be green ash.

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