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Free Red Oak Scrounge

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Plow Boy, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Plow Boy

    Plow Boy Member

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    So we were driving back from the mountains today and planning on heading up to long shoals to get some wood, when I spotted her just laying there beside this old house just a couple of miles from my house! I of course went back to investigate after dropping the camper off in the back yard. The guy was pulling in the drive just as I showed up, what luck is that. He was more than happy to give it me after he figured out that I was not trying to charge him for a service. ( you believe this guy LOL, free wood me no charge!)
    jeff's phone 7-20-13 018.jpg jeff's phone 7-20-13 019.jpg

    As u can see it is a good bit of wood, according to the guy who bought the house last year it was hit by lighting like 30 years ago. He said the neighbors beside of him told him about it. But apparently last months storm was the final straw because down she came. I didn't take a pic of the house but lets just say this guy is really really lucky that he didn't lose his house.

    jeff's phone 7-20-13 021.jpg jeff's phone 7-20-13 022.jpg It was a little hot!

    Well, I guess u can see the house, got lucky huh.

    jeff's phone 7-20-13 023.jpg My sons helping out. jeff's phone 7-20-13 024.jpg jeff's phone 7-20-13 025.jpg



    jeff's phone 7-20-13 031.jpg They're whooped :)


    we put a dent in it but still plenty to go. I'm guessing about two cords of wood at least.


    jeff's phone 7-20-13 035.jpg

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  2. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Great pics, nice find too! It's good to have help like that! :cool:
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  3. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Nice find. Looks like he had it all limbed and the brush taken care of. About the only thing that can beat that is a tree service dropping it off in your yard.
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  4. Plow Boy

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    Round two

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  5. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Wow that's some nice oak rounds there. couple years of heat there.
    I'd be interested to know the moisture content. Being struck by lightning years ago,
    parts might have been dead long ago.
  6. Plow Boy

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    Everything I have cut so far is pretty green. I think laying on the ground a month with all the rain has actually made it wetter.
  7. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Good stuff! And close to home is always nice. Got the best deal you could have asked for, oak, no small branches, and drive right to it.
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  8. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Real nice scrounge and easy to get to. Can't wait until fall for an opportunity like that. Get it when it's there
    Very good
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  9. Plow Boy

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    Yeah , when we went back yesterday to get more the guy said he was worried we wasn't coming back to get the rest.
    You believe this guy, wow. :eek:
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  10. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    Great score for sure! Looks like you wore out the help though!
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  11. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Like you're going to just ignore a perfectly good scrounge?
    I don't think so.;)
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