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Sandy Droppings

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Flatbedford, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I had to drop off my car for service yesterday. The shop is close enough that I can drop it and walk home in a few minutes. I took the little dirt road that I have been harvesting cords of fire wood from for the last few years. On one side if the road is the back of a large apartment complex. When I got around the corner, I came across the maintenance crew clearing a bunch of downed Black Locust trees from the woods and PUTTING IT IN A DUMPSTER!
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    I told them that I could be back in a few minutes with my truck to help them save dumpster space. The man driving the skid steer said that would be fine.
    I came back with the old flatbed and they started loading me with the skid steer.
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    I packed as much on the truck as I thought it could carry the 1/2 mile home.
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    Gotta love being loaded by a crew with a machine!
    I gave the boss two $20's and told the crew to use it for lunch. The boss gave back one of them and said they'd have coffee on me.
    This is the first time I really wished that the old truck had a hoist. Unloading these logs was tough, even with gravity on my side.
    I unloaded and went back for another load.

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    Two loads on the ground.
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    ...and a third load!

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    All together, I think it will stack out to at least 2 cords, or 1/2 of what I need to scrounge to replace what I burn this year. I'll either burn this 14-15 or 15-16.

    There is still more, but I'll be at work today, Saturday, and Sunday. Maybe I can get more on Monday if they are still there...

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  2. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    On a side note. This area was under the Hudson River during the storm.
  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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  4. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

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    good gravy what a score!

    nice to have the sturdy truck too to take advatage of the perfect timing. good crew helping you out and locust to boot!
  5. firewoodjunky

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    Holy cow!!! Talk about being at the right place, at the right time, with access to the right gear. Maybe you should get a lottery ticket tonight :)

    That is just an AWESOME score - good for you!
  6. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    That's awesome. I'm jealous :)
  7. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    No point in the lottery ticket now. I just had a year's worth of good luck.
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  8. CageMaster

    CageMaster Feeling the Heat

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    thats great...so nice to know the truck is just a few minutes away at home and ready to go when those opportunities come up...i alway keep one of the trucks on stand by just in case a situation like that arises
  9. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Truck's not on stand by now. I ran out of steam before I unloaded the last haul. There is wood everywhere around me, but this was the only wood that would be loaded by machine for me. I allredy have the rest that I need lined up, just have to make time and space to go get it.
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  10. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Thats awesome cant beat a score like that
  11. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    No wood is easy but that comes pretty darn close.
    Great score,
    Your timing was "perfect".
    (Lottery ticket bought today ? ) LOL :)
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  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Steve, you lucky man! You did hit the jackpot and good for you for getting that wood.
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  13. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Steve, I have had several dreams where things like that happened, but never the real thing.....and Black Locust to boot! That's incredible. Congrats.
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  14. NickDL

    NickDL Member

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    That's a great score!
  15. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    This score was much cleaner than your last, the last one looked like a mudfest.
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  16. ScotO

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    Awesome score, I am jealous. Did I ever mention on here how much I love that black locust? ;)

    You're a good man for spotting some jingle to the guys, that shows the kind of guy you are. And I am sure they appreciated AND will remember you. Great job documenting the scrounge with pictures, too.

    Did I mention how jealous I am here??:p;)
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  17. golfandwoodnut

    golfandwoodnut Minister of Fire

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    that is sweat getting it load up for you like that.
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    Lucky you!! I come in after the tree crews and rarely am I in a position to grab more than a small branch section or something, I see so much prime, old, large diameter hardwoods growing near or into power lines and taking them down in winds. I wish I could tow around my neighbors 8x14 trailer to all the job sites, or a large dump or stake body truck!!
  20. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    SCORE!
  21. ailanthus

    ailanthus Feeling the Heat

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    NOOOOOooooo!
  22. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Great score, they don't get any better than that.

    I thought I had a line on some BL that would be loaded for me Thursday on the way home from work. Ran home and grabbed the truck/trailer when I returned the crew was all loaded up and on their way out of town. I had a dinner date with the family so I had to pass all together. I may run by the house tomorrow and see if the homeowner still wants it gone if it's still available.
  23. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Awesome score -clean, straight stuff, too.
  24. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Just Awsome...great score!
  25. ohlongarm

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    That's a beautiful thing!

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