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I had to pass (sniff)

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Beer Belly, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Wow! Great, Turkey and Deer, tasty.....:) nice to look at too...;), well thanks for the reply, We like it up that way, I settled down here years ago, this is a very pretty area down here but wood is "slim pickens"! lucky I have friends who have land, and the occasional fallen tree. Sandy helped me out tremendously for wood.

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  2. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    'Round here, there'd be consequences...for saying NO. I'd love to get rounds dropped off here, I don't care of they sat in the front freaking yard til spring (since our trucks are in the way of the driveway at the moment).

    Flowers ARE a waste of money. Unless they are attached to the plant, which I can then plant in my garden. Then, they are most certainly NOT a waste of money. Or seeds. Seeds for the garden works too. One of the women I work with, her husband bought her forget me not seeds years ago, and now she has a whole big spot of them in her garden. And she tells everyone about them, and that he bought her the seeds for them, whenever she has a chance :)
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  3. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Goodness i don't know what to say...
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  4. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, I would have told them to dump it in the backyard while popping a bottle of champagne. This was the first season heating with wood and my wife and kids loved it. The kids ran around in shorts all winter. This morning, my wife woke up and said "It is a little chilly in here, the thermostat says it is ONLY 71." Last year, the thermostat was set at 65 degrees for the oil furnace and we used portable space heaters to heat the rooms we were using. Our utility bill total for 2012 was $3,600. Showed the total to my wife last week and she was shocked. I was too until I really thought about it. The summer of 2011 she complained about all the wood I had all over the place. Nowadays, I don't hear a peep from her about it. Just brought home a truckload of oak today and told here there is another 2 to 3 coming from this scrounge. She just said I might need to build some more racks.
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  5. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    Happy wife = happy life

    There will always be more wood. I'm in a similar position right now - my back yard is a muddy disaster with wood scattered throughout. No more comes in until that is cleaned up. Hopefully that will be in a few weeks......
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  6. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    How can you overload 20 acres with wood if it is for personal consumption. That would be about 30 years or more worth of wood. Heck, that might be 30 years worth of wood for 3 households.

    I have two acres, am definitely 2 years ahead if not three, and have yet to stack anything on the grass. Everything is in the driveway and under the deck.
  7. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, I would let the temp in the house get down to 60 and see if that cools her off. If she were to complain, I would just tell her that the wood outside was not seasoned long enough because I was not able to get far enough ahead and there is no way we are paying big bucks to the utility company instead of putting them in the kids' college fund. Lucky for me, I have a pretty understanding wife. I had a nicely set up garage at the townhouse and have not had the time to do that here yet. She puts up with the parts washer and chains in the kitchen, and tons of other tools in the kitchen. That might also be the reason why she gave me the green light on the 30' x 40' garage after tax season.
  8. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Yeah but 40 yards? Of red oak?
  9. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    my wife would be getting the saw out and warming up the splitter...
  10. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Make your wife go on scrounges to help and then free/cheap/easy delivery will look cheesey!
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  11. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Believe me....I told the guy "you're killin' me....I have to pass...sorry"
  12. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    she's been around for a couple....sits in the truck and watches, or stands outside for a smoke

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