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From Dog Kennel to Woodshed (New Baby Pics added)

Post in 'The Gear' started by DexterDay, May 23, 2011.

  1. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Didnt know to post this in the Woodshed or The Gear..... Its Gear for my Wood. Either way, here is the story. Have been burning wood in my Fireplace for 10 years now. Had Pellet stoves for years. Just got my Englander 30-NC and a splitter. Picked up 2 new saws too. I bought some of the "Kits" from Amazon to build racks (also in pics). But as I was setting these racks in place...... I realized I had a Dog Kennel that had not been used in years... So I removed the Dog House. Sided the back of the kennel (North Side) and laid down some skids... Probably not the best Wood Shed out there.. But its gonna work.... Went from Not being used.. To......... Well I would say being filled this week..

    But..................................

    My Ol' Lady is due to give Birth on the 25th. She goes to the Doc tomorrow morning. So I may not be C/S/S anything this week. Figured I can Post pics of the Shed. Then some pics of my daughter in a few days. She wont be no bigger than a "Split"....... I cant wait. . . Been waiting 9 months to meet her. My 9 yr old is excited too. He wants to meet his Sister too. Good times are coming... And coming soon...

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Excellent use for that kennel.
  3. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Looks great. Yank those pallets and trim out that grass/ weeds. Give it a bit more air flow. I'm guessing at 3.75-4 cord, if you go tall.
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Great wood shed. Roof & lots of air circulation.
    Weed killer then an old tarp under the pallets before you fill it to keep the weeds out.
    Like Beetle said more air & pallets will last longer.

    Less propane this coming winter :) :)
  5. DexterDay

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    With the pellet stove's, I have not used LP in 3 yrs. Used to go through 3-4 tanks a year (3 yrs ago) now its a Tank every 3 years. Only thing we use it for now, is cooking.
  6. Backwoods Savage

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    Dexter, it looks good. We also wish you and your wife a happy addition to the family. May it all go well and congratulations to you.
  7. DexterDay

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    Well her she is......... She was delivered last night at 10:18 pm. 7 lbs 20 inches, as big as a Good Oak Split.. But much more beautiful.... My 9 yr old is so excited to have a sister.

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  8. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Congratulations
    You forget how small they are pretty easy.
    We just had new Granddaughter 6 lb-3 @ 19". 10 days old. Must be that time of year. Spring :)
  9. snowleopard

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    Wow. Congratulations. She is beautiful--cheeks like tea roses, and looks like a red-head from here. Seems a fine, staunch, and healthy little thing. Good times coming, indeed . . . the best.
  10. PapaDave

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    Dexter, she's beautiful. Congratulations to you and mom.
  11. jimosufan

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    you do good work, including the latest addition to the family. Enjoy the little one. Whats the sweet girls name?
  12. DexterDay

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    Mikayla Ann Keathley... 7 lbs 20 inches.. Almost like a dark dirty blonde hair. Just like her Mom. She is beautiful. I can't get enough of her.
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    Very Cute....Sounds like Big brother is Proud!
  14. Backwoods Savage

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    Congratulations! A wonderful addition to the family. I predict she will bring you much joy and a bit of heart ache. I pray the joy will outweigh the other. It is also great that your 9 year old is happy too. I recall when our second child was born. For some time before he was born we kept talking to our other son about how he was going to be lucky to have a brother or sister very soon. We never spoke to him that we'd have a baby, but always we spoke of his brother or his sister. We tried to always make it sound like it was his. Then when we brought his brother home he was so excited and the first thing we did was to have him sit on the couch. When we placed his brother on his lap he just looked so proud! It made us so happy.... Many, many moons ago....
  15. snowleopard

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    And look at those fingers--what pretty little hands. My, my. (Had to stop back for another peek at her.)
  16. DexterDay

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    Well...... We finally came home today around noon. (5 Days i hospital) Some of her levels for Jaundice were a little high. We went in the hospital on Wed at 5:30 p.m. Came home today. Last night and the night before I came home (11pm-6am) because we have 2 dogs and a cat. (Had friends and family take care of them the previous days).
    Came home today and split up almost another half cord with my 9 yr old Son.... He hates carrying pellets. Hates everything about them. Heavy Bags, Always cleaning the stoves. But man does he LOVE Running that Splitter. He feels like such a Man out there helping me. He loves the whole aspect of the woodburner because he has helped load up the fireplace for years now.... I love it.
    Cant wait for my little girl to start helping out. She still has a few years to go, but I have all the time to wait for her. She is a cutie..... Daddy's little girl... Never wanted a girl.. Always hoped for another boy. Till I laid my eyes on her...... I'm Hooked.... She has me wrapped around her finger, and she don't even know it. I hope everyone out there with children know how blessed they truly are.. To see something that beautiful and not believe in a higher power... I cant get over her. Been almost 10 years since the birth of my Son. Its hard to believe I almost forgot the "Magic" involved with a "New Child"........ I feel so much younger, and I'm not that old... She brings out the kid in me....
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    aaaaw shucks! Congrats!! Wish my daughter would give us a lil one just like her!
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    And you thought oak took a long time to season ..... congrats and good luck!

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