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Perfect day to play in the woods with the saw

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by BobUrban, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    DSCF9851.JPG house.JPG guard.JPG Pal.JPG Bridge.JPG Beautiful morning so my little buddy and I went out and collected a few rounds of ash and cherry. Then we started a fire to burn a little of the splitter junk and trash collected from a couple big trees we took down this winter. I am going to have a lot of stacking to do this spring.

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  2. TimJ

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    Nice big pile of rounds and nice big dog
  3. NortheastAl

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    Yup, that'll keep you busy for a while.
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    Nice work Bob. I have the itch to cut a bit but have to take care of wife for now. That is much more important than wood.
  5. BobUrban

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    Way more important - Good choice Dennis. Especially with all the wood you have. Cannot even use the excuse that you are making sure she stays warm. It was a gem of a day out there today - time to relax on the couch with my pal and watch the Spartans!!
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    Would have been a good day here but way too muddy. Cool dog. Mine goes with me every time out too.
  7. Ralphie Boy

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    Nice look wood and cool dog...or is it the other way around? With him (her?) around I bet you don't worry about folks "scrounging" from your stacks!
  8. Boog

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    That's a heck of a nice load there Bob, and I love that pooch too. I only have a cat right now but have several old pets burried out back on the property. They are back there with me all the time when I'm out cutting. ;)
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  9. Locust Post

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    Nice job Bob. That shepard looks almost like one I had but he's been gone for many a moon now. It was a good day yesterday and today to be out. Hauled in a little shagbark myself. Smidge on the muddy side but not terrible.
  10. ScotO

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    Nice pics, Bob! Looks like your helper was "layin' around on the job" though....;)
    I just can't get over how much snow you guys have on the ground. We have NOTHING here in the valleys of Pa.
    I was up at camp last evening (went up to my favorite pub to get some hot wings), there's almost 9 or 10" on the ground up there, absolutely NOTHIN' down here.......

    I do hear-tell of a possible system in the middle of the week, though.....
  11. DexterDay

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    So how is that 036 treatin ya?? Looks like its slicing like Butter!!

    Nice load, Nd even nicer Dog. I lost my Shepard this Summer. Most loyal dog I had. :(
  12. Blue2ndaries

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    Nice work Bob!
  13. BobUrban

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    Thanks everyone - My dog and I are pretty much together all the time. He loves when I am playing with the wood pile but the only help he offers is a little chewing on sticks. Not completely sure what he actually is but I am pretty sure there is husky in there and??? Rescued him from the black needle a long time ago and he is long in the tooth at about 12yrs old and rolling on a bionic knee :)

    Not as much snow as it looks Scotty - maybe 2-3" out there and going fast. Looking at the 10 day we are going to be getting warmer everyday heading towards 50 next week. I was just happy to get one more frozen day to gather a little more before the mud season hits. I think I have between 6 and 8 cord split and piled in different spots on the property, maybe more. Along with yesterdays haul of rounds I should be 3+ ahead once it is all nestled in with the CSS I have in the stacks. As usual it is mostly ash but I have some cherry, elm and maple mixed in and a couple cord of red oak.

    The 036 makes me wonder how I ever lived without the power. Sure makes getting a trailer full go quick. If you look close, the RH tail light is broke(again) I fixed/replaced them last summer and have never had it on the road yet - arggg! As a welder you would think I would fab up some better protection. I really should just cut them off because I rarely take it on the road and it is so small you can see my lights on the truck anyway. For $250.00 that trailer has hauled a lot of wood and with the tilt bed it works well to haul the quad if necessary.

    I may be done cutting in any volume for the season becuase next weekend is regionals for the wrestlers I coach and the following weekend I am headed to Florida with my brother and sister to surprise our mother on her 70th birthday. By the following weekend I am pretty sure the swamp will be mudville.

    I did find one of my scout cameras I had forgotten while I was out cutting yesterday and it was still taking pics - at least I know some bucks made it through gun season because I have pics of many hitting the scrape it was scouting as late as January 31.
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    I'd say he looks to certainly have husky. I had a husky/german shepard mix and he looked almost identical. I have a 12 year old Australian shepard that was just diagnosed with cancer. Not looking forward to the days ahead.
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    have a son who wrestled for 8 years.........never missed a match. What a sport
  16. BobUrban

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    Locustpost - I am sorry to hear about that and dred the day Aussie goes :( I work in veterinary medicine and it can be tough when this stuff happens.

    TimJ - wrestling changed my life for the better and I am always explaining to mothers how positive it is for the kids. They are always worried about pain and I explain I have been in and around 10,000+ matches on one level or another as a participant, coach or just as an observer/fan and have only seen one ambulance in all that time. Yes it hurts unless you are doing the hurting but no one gets "injured" in wrestling. Statistically there are more concussions in womans college soccer than wrestling. Great, great sport and yes, I am biased!!

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