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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bogydave, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Went back today. Log jack worked well.
    Didn't get as much, was getting wet, over dressed too, 42° & sun melting the trail.
    All spruce, had to dig & move around the cotton wood logs to get to the spruce.
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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Few more pics
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  3. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I had my suspisions you would be back at that today.
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Had a helper today . Granddaughter came along. :)
  5. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like your day went better than Swags...awful but happens quickly as we all know. He just posted if you haven't seen
  6. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    BD, I have NO idea how you get anything done with a view like that.:eek:
  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Always looking at the Mts.
    This scrounge was close , made for a nice picture :)
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  8. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Looks like a really good score :cool:
  9. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    My hero!() Nice work and beautiful country. I wanna come visit!
  10. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Looks like you've been making the rounds. >>
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  11. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    It is amazing how I can see (maybe smell) fresh cut trees.
    Can't really see this from the highway but
    I saw them loading up one of the brush whacking machines.
    Went the next day & looked around. Mostly all spruce & cotton wood.
    Keeping me out of trouble (mostly anyway).
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  12. CageMaster

    CageMaster Feeling the Heat

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    BD, I wouldn't care if you posted another picture with firewood in it, its hard to even notice the rounds or stacks with the beautiful mountains in the background, your living my dream!
  13. nate379

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    They gave you the ok to get the wood? The last job I caught them working on, they ran EVERYTHING through the grinder, said I couldn't have it since if I got hurt on the easement it would be on them.

  14. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    Dave, if I ever decide to take a trip up to Alaska, can I just stay at your place? I'd help CSS as long as I get that kind of a view....... ==c
  15. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Sounds good. But my view is just one of many.
  16. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Didn't ask.
    I "assumed" since they post signs free firewood when clearing ROWs,
    this wood was free for the taking like other places just tougher to get to.

    They figured no one would go to this extreme to get the wood out, so no signs.
    "They" don't know about the folks on this forum & the wood addiction. HA HA LOL :)

    2" of wet snow last night, I'd split & partially stacked over 1/2 of it. Now covered in snow <>
  17. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Split & stacked. Used the blower to get rid of most of the snow covering the wood.
    Left the frozen in spruce there to stack more wood on.
    Separated the birch & spruce.
    No mts. today, clouded over .

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  18. nate379

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    That view exists for nearly anywhere in the state :cool:

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  19. nate379

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    I dunno, probably depends on who the contractor is doing the work.

    Did you get any wood from when the Eklunta power plant land was cleared? They had several hundred cords of tree length in stacks not far from the highway, free for the taking.

  20. WellSeasoned

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    Looks awesome Dave! Good to get out eh? How much wood have you hurned through so far, and what is the end of a typical burning season?
  21. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Thanks
    Yea, feels good to be cutting, splitting & stacking with the mild temps (20s to mid 30s)
    With what I've got this week, I gotta be real close to 3 years worth of wood stacked & seasoning.
    90% birch.

    The spruce I'm getting will be ready by next fall. Good to have for shoulder season.
    Don't have to baby it like the birch & keep it under cover & drier. Just keep spruce off the ground & it'll last a long time.

    Gone thru about 4 cords, have bit over a cord left. May have to tap into the 13/14 wood if we get a cold snap.

    Burn season ends mid April I guess. Variables though, like any where else.
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  22. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Got some spruce last spring.
    They had mostly cottonwood.
    The contractor got most of the birch. Him & his son stashed out of site & would cut on weekends.
  23. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Found some more spruce but about 1/2 mile by ATV to get to it.
    Need to check with DNR to see if I can get to it with an ATV.
    Rules say after Nov 15 with frozen ground & snow cover,
    vehicles under 1000 lbs OK.
  24. chvymn99

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    Better be a small ATV... My Polaris 500 weighs in around 800 lbs dry and 880 lbs wet so that means with me I'd make it over 1000 lbs. LOL

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