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Nice neighbor

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bboulier, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    I have a nice neighbor who had some dead or dying oak branches trimmed on Friday. Knowing my fondness for firewood, she asked them to cut it to length. I brought over in a wheelbarrow and then split it the next day. Plan to keep it separate from other wood for a longer seasoning. While I was hauling the wood over to my yard, one of the guys who was cutting the branches said: "Have you got a maul? You can split this dead wood and have a fire this weekend."' Don't think he had a modern wood stove. Anyway, here's a picture of the split wood:

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  2. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Nice, easy score. :)
    But no, I wouldn't try burning it "this weekend," either. ;lol
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Really nice to have good neighbors. A little gift of something for them might also be a nice touch.
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  4. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    A couple of the other neighbors and I shovel her driveway in the winter (an easy task this year), and I supply her some vegetables and fruits from the garden in the summer. We live on a circle and everyone is good about helping each other out.
  5. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Good stuff there all around. No one has relationships with there neighbors anymore so It is really nice to hear how many here have this going on. Not just for firewood but relationships in general. I find I am much closer to my neighbors now that I live in the country than when I could slap them high five from my window living in East Lansing. Lots of, "do unto others"... goes on out here :)
  6. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    That's exactly the way things ought to be.
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I've posted many a time about my neighbors and how we really get along . . .

    On my recent trip I let all the neighbors know I was going away . . . especially since one of them could just about beat any burglar detection system . . . if something happens . . . she knows about it.

    Another neighbor plowed me out while I was gone.

    In the past we've borrowed from each other . . . my wood splitter is often popular in the Fall.

    When my Amish neighbor's horses get out I often will go down to let them know or bring them back myself.

    And in the Fall we all get together for a potluck dinner . . . and this past Thanksgiving we had a neighbor over for dinner since he was spending it alone.

    I guess I don't think much about it . . . kindof figured that what we do is normal . . . just getting along . . . giving each other space, but helping out each other when we can.
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