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Man, it's been wet lately!!!!!!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by muncybob, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    Seems we can't go a day or so without rain again. Thankfully we have not had any drastic weather like some other parts have but this is really good mushroom growing weather here. I normally wait until October to bring the next season's wood into the shed but this summer is starting to look like the summer that wasn't. I'm considering filling the shed if we get a dry spell just to be safe and not be concerned about my dry wood growing its own mushrooms :)

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  2. ScotO

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    I'm with you Bob.....after I get these 5 or so cord all processed, I'll be top covering early this year. It ain't looking like a warm, dry summer for the northeast at all.....
    Kinda depressing, but whatcha gonna do? I'm hoping we have a winter that matches this summer!! Lots and lots of snow....
  3. StihlHead

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    Hey, this is what it is like in the PNW every year! I tarp my wood here year round.

    Its been raining here again the past several days, and we had the 3rd wettest May on record. That after they 'predicted' an early end to the rain in the PNW and a drought this summer, and a raging fire season.

    Oops... well, its more rain today and I have the stove cranked up again. News at 11...
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Last year I was gone almost all of June. Came home to find that practically no rain at all had fell while I was gone. New trees I set out were dead already. Garden was a disaster. This year we only planted one garden rather than two because we just can't get in to plant the other one because it is too wet and like quicksand in one area. However, we'll have fruit this year whereas we had none last year. We had no sweet corn last year and so far this year we have the best looking sweet corn around these parts. So goes the weather.... It runs in cycles.

    Bob, I can understand why you want to put the wood in the shed and you may be right.
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  5. Foragefarmer

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    The bottom end of my rows of potatoes are wilting from all the water in the trenches even after hilling them. Dang red clay soil.
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  6. willyswagon

    willyswagon Burning Hunk

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    I hear ya. I pulled my covers off of the rows last week as I found quite a few fling bugs( Wasps, hornets, and Bees) seemed to be flying in and checking out the dry area that was being provided yet unused.
    The cover was off for two days before we got 2 1/2" of rain thanks to Andrea. It has been raining every second day and cold ever since.
    It looks like long range things may dry up on the weekend and into next week. I hope it gets windy as there is no heat in the forecast.
  7. Auzzie Gumtree

    Auzzie Gumtree Feeling the Heat

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    We have had the wettest start to June here in living memory - 170 mm so far. Its not good when you have started burning 24/7 and my wood is getting wet ;hm I have started to cover a couple of weeks supply with a tarp. I have another weeks worth under the car port.

    I ran out of wood last night and had to go down into the garden to get some in the rain - it wasn't a pleasant experience and the wood had surface moisture on and the splits were too big to get going properly. You have to plan ahead in this game in more ways than 1. ::P here's my weather for the start of winter cold wet and miserable just the way we like it....

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  8. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    I'm with you guys. Really wet here also. I think I'll cover the tops of my seasoned stacks in August.
    Gives them 2 or 3 months to get ready for the stove. Come on Snow!
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  9. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    The only seasoning that seems to be going on right now here is with rain and humidity.

    Hope to get the tarp off for a little but more T-storms ahead for Monday and Tuesday.
  10. Jack Straw

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    I finally did something right.......I filled my 1 wood shed in the spring when we were having a dry spell.
  11. muncybob

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    If Weather Channel is correct, looks like my fill up time may be late next week...no more than a 20% chance of precipitation Tue-Fri. Of course that prediction will probably change several times before next Friday. Another situation we have is this wet weather is not allowing the hay to be cut...it's growing great but we need a dry spell to make some bales. The old saying "make hay while the sun is shining" is so true in more ways than one!!!!!!!
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  12. USMC80

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    I covered all the split seasoned wood that i got from the CL score. Keeping that nice and dry. All the rest will stay uncovered until September
  13. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    I actually covered this years wood in march and I'm glad I did now. I'm keeping 3 cords dry and looks like I might cover a 4th here soon just to be safe.
  14. Backwoods Savage

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    I agree Bob. This is one of those years that it is difficult to make hay. You can imagine what it was like before the hay conditioners were invented. Really made haying difficult.
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  15. Locust Post

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    And in the winter they say you should have half your wood and half your hay at ground hog day. February may be wet wood and not much hay.
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    i've had 10" of rain in the past month, 18" in the past 2 months and 25" for the year... that's supposed to be about 7.5" above normal. it's been so frustrating.
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  17. muncybob

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    10" in a month...wow! Probably would burn up my sump pump!
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    my area normally gets a hair above 4" for may and june... we got more than that in one day last month... schools closed in several counties. i've had so much to do out in the yard but haven't been able to do it... and the grass has been growing so fast.
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    It looks like we have more rain moving in on Sunday, three hours south of us could be getting one inch of rain per hour, we'll see how far north it gets.
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    And in the summer the saying is that a dry year will scare you but a wet year can starve you.
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  21. StihlHead

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    I get 6-8 feet of rain here a year on average. No basement and no sump pump here. Glug glug glug...

    But its not raining today! A miracle!
  22. Locust Post

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    Never heard that one but so true
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    Tried to mow last night, but was too muddy. Someone told me we had almost 9" of rain last week, which is NOT normal for our clime. Today, rain again!
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    It looks like more rain for the next two days starting later today for us.
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    Summer doesn't even start for another week. In another month we might be begging for some rain. Hang in there we will get some hot dry days for sure
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