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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by gmule, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. gmule

    gmule Feeling the Heat

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    Grabbed a split out of the wood pile and remembered which tree it came from?

    I had that happen to me today. I must have the fever:eek:
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  2. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    all the time. I've only got one apple tree in the stacks :)
  3. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Occasionally I'll taste the ashes, just to identify which week they were CSS.
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  4. katwillny

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    yes, I was telling my wife this weekend about some maple we were using this weekend and told her that it came from a CL score and how nice the old man who posted was. I actually sent him a thank you email and he replied today. sweet older gentleman, talked to me the whole time i was splitting, event got me a bottle of water while i was splitting. Heating with wood goes far beyond the heat we get from it, its the relationships that are being created, at least for me. LOL.
  5. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Yes I can because a lot of my wood has to be CARRIED through the woods or up over a hill to the truck. Very hard to forget wood that you really have to work hard to get but I don't complain much because its good exercise and wonderful heat:mad:==c
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  6. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I have thought about such things all winter. I have been burning old dead barkless locust for my overnight burns. I got into a small patch of woods 2 years ago on the farm where I cut most of my wood. This patch of woods was bordered by a small stream and a low wet area off to one side so I really had never ventured into it before. The stream was down during a dry spell once so I took a walk and it was like a prospector finding a new vein. The only catch was I could only get to it by driving quite a distance through a large corn field so it limited my access because it also had to be dry enough. Once I was able to get there I hit it hard. Wish I could come across another one like that.
  7. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Been there done that and have almost worn a wheelbarrow out too. But I am like you it's good exercise and I think to myself as I am puffing hard......this will sure give off some good heat in the middle of January.
  8. blacktail

    blacktail Minister of Fire

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    All the time. For some of my wood that came from my property, I'll use a sharpie to write the date on it. But even other wood can be ID'd sometimes. For example, I got some birch last year and it was the only birch I have. I know where it's from.
  9. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    always remember when it was a particularly exciting wood hoard or if it was extra hard work gathering and splitting!....the feeling of burning wood that you had to work hard for!
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Many times I'll recognize the wood and recall where the tree was and even the day it was cut.
  11. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    I can usually recall where the tree came from and how I came across it. Always brings back fond memories of the CSS process to get to where we can burn it.
  12. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    Many times each winter - I have the sickness too!
  13. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Yes but I'll never admit it openly :)
    Some folks may think I'm nuts ;)
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  14. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I don't think you need to worry about that on here Bogy.....your in good company. It not just everywhere you can sit around and talk about getting wood. :p
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  15. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    My wife complains that I spend my time in forums talking about wood and meat (other forum is smoking meat)
  16. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    Yep. Likewise, though I only read the various forums for smoking meat. College football and basketball though....

  17. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    well, that and home improvements, renewable/green energy.
  18. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    As long as you don't admit to naming your splits, it's all good. Talking to your wood is too much of a Chateau d'If thing for most folks.;)
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  19. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    You know you're a firewood hoarder when...
  20. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    You save your kids popsicile sticks for kindling?
  21. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I have some dead standing oak that got mixed into a couple of my stacks. Was hard as a rock. Turned the cutters on my chain blue. The wood never turned grey or cracked. Every now and then I come across one.

    I save popsicle sticks for plant seedling markers.
    I save wine corks, too. Jars and jars of them Some day I will split some and make a miniature model of BS's stacks.
  22. ailanthus

    ailanthus Feeling the Heat

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    Yeah, I started saving them 2 years ago, I figure by next fall they should be ready
  23. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    Sometimes I remember, and sometimes I only think I remember and later it turns out I was wrong.
  24. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    When you split by hand some of the pieces of wood are even memorable.
    You know that beautiful squared off piece, usually red oak that is just right
    out of the center. Like a fine piece of beef. Now who sounds nuts?!
  25. westkywood

    westkywood Feeling the Heat

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    I could tell you where every stick of wood came from out of my 11 cords. I mark each row with date stacked, what kind of wood it is and occasionally where it came from.

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