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Lousy Weather

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bagelboy, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Bagelboy

    Bagelboy Member

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    Just great. I have about 4 cords cut and split for next year. I was trying to get another 2 cords together, but with snow and low, low temps coming, I don't know if I'm going to get a lot more cutting in! Dang!

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  2. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    I hear that! We've got winter here in Northern Kentucky like we've not seen in a few years and we've got, what, 10 days untill it's really winter. I've got some nice ash and oak rounds waiting to be tured into splits in a rack. The weather will get better....sometime!
  3. Craig S.

    Craig S. Member

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    Snow today means no scrounging here, and I've chopped all but a dozen of my rounds.
  4. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Bad weather won't last forever , will be off cutting again soon :)
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Don't let a little snow and cold air stop you. It still beats slapping mosquitoes and black flies.
  6. Sinngetreu

    Sinngetreu Feeling the Heat

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    Cold is no problem and the snow is only a problem if you load your truck so much that it wont move.
    I cut last weekend when it was 0::Fand had to take off my coat to avoid sweating.
  7. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    I cut and split in the cold and snow. The truck has other ideas though moving in the snow.
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  8. ^^^^ Get it loaded up and you will be fine
  9. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    It's a lot better to cut and split in the cold, that's for sure! I don't like to cut if the footing is anything less than perfect though. Slipping with a running chainsaw is not my idea of fun!
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  10. lazeedan

    lazeedan Feeling the Heat

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    Cutting in the cold isn't so bad. I landed a small scrounge this evening. I ran out of daylight. IMG_1800.JPG
  11. Missouri Frontier

    Missouri Frontier Feeling the Heat

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    I like cutting in the cold and the wife prefers me cutting in the cold. When the temps drop she doesn't have to beat the salt stains out of my work shirts.
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  12. Mryank9

    Mryank9 New Member

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    I split about a half cord of maple in my driveway Sunday and didn't get a chance to stack it before it got dark...then it snowed...now I need to try and get it stacked before more snow Saturday!
  13. Bagelboy

    Bagelboy Member

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    Usually we re lucky enough that we don't really get snow til after the new year, but this year it's starting a lot earlier. Unfortunately, that's going to cut into production!

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