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Started The Clean Up

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by thewoodlands, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. thewoodlands

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    After hauling out three loads of Cherry I started grabbing some of the pine I limbed up in the summer, I burned three loads before I went to see our neighbor.

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  2. Gasifier

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    Good work ZAP. That fire looks nice. I enjoy standing around one of those with a, ahhh soda, in my hand, yeh that's the ticket. Nice time to have a fire. Some family members think I am a little crazy, but when I have a fire pit right in the back yard it is real nice to enjoy a fire outdoors from time to time. Beats the TV any day!
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  3. thewoodlands

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    It felt great, I can see myself burning all winter long. Next week we cook our first steaks on it.
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    That fire looks cozy with that snow around. Nothing sticking here yet. You got your plow all ready?
  5. thewoodlands

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    It's all set for some snow, looks like it will be awhile but that's ok with me.
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    Just some pics of the clean up, grabbed four loads today then burned one from last week for a total of five. It's looking better each day. Pic 6491 is what I started on, 6493 is after all the biger stuff was hauled away and the rest of the pics are from the fireplace.

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    Lookin good ZAP. Nice work. How did those steaks come out anyway?
  8. thewoodlands

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    Perfectttttttttttttttttttttttttt.
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  9. thewoodlands

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    I'll start burning the branches and the smaller stuff from this tomorrow, then take a ride back in the woods.

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    Grabbed another five loads today, burned one from yesterday and three plus from today. Pic 6507 is what I started on, 6508 is the tree I limbed up, 6510 is the first three loads a the fireplace, 6512 is finishing up the three loads after some hot chocolate brought out by the better half, 6514 is the area I started on, I have some rounds along with a chit load of pine needles left, 6515 is my job for next week, I'm heading up the gut after cleaning up the rotten stuff I'll be limbing up some old pine so we have a trail through that area, 6516 are the last two loads of the day, burned one of them then pushed in some cherry for this week in the Lopi. 6509 is that tree I libed up so I can shoot the gut next week.

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    Time consuming work. That is a lot of limbs. Good work though, being out in the fresh air is the best.
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    We have another big pile of pine not far from the pile I did today, the northside of the woods in this area is a worse, only so much I can get done.
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    Gotta leave some for the wildlife ZAP. And you will get to it soon enough. Then another storm will come through and bring down some more trees, creating some more firewood you will have to clean up. Sounds like a good circle to have! ==c
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    Gotta take care of it so we get some regrow going, years of pine needles are smothering it, the pine needles will go on parts of the trails.
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    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    How do the pine needles work in the areas where it is wet ZAP? We have some seriously wet areas that I am going to do some ditching in to try to drain and get the trail dried out. Some of the other areas are not that bad, but need something done to make it so they will not get torn up. Figure we will need to try lots of pine needles or some wood chips. We have lots of branches all over the property that could be cleaned up and will create a lot of wood chips.
  16. thewoodlands

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    They work great (I'll get a pic for next week if they are not covered with snow) one of the first spots I used them was a low wet spot on the trail just below a hill, it took about eight loads but it did the trick, it's changing to dirt after two years.

    You'll see me doing alot of trail work next year with the pine needles. Do you have a chipper for your Kubota?
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    Post 14 I think, in picture 5238 is the spot I'm talking about, we add some each year.
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/pine-needle-removal.87099/#post-1138996
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    No. I have been looking into chippers a bit. Would be nice to rent one a few times a year after lining up a bunch of work for it. But even nicer to have one for the tractor. A three point hitch would be nice, so would a self contained one on a trailer.
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    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Let's see. That is a piece of property with a lot of acreage with timber, a camper at some point, a chipper, a .................. I need a bigger balance in the bank account.:confused:
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    A bigger bank account is very hard in NYS, it's going to get even tougher for our area.

    We would like to have a bigger bank account, would you like to purchase some fairly used pine needles? :)
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    ;lol No thanks. We have plenty of those on the family's property which is mostly all White Pine! Got any acreage you would like to part with?;lol
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    Put those needles to work. Acreage, no! The wife did start talking about the cabin again so it looks like I'll be back in that area working on some stump removal with some cleanup of some new dead stuff that came down.

    Not sure yet if we will build it on skids,pier blocks or poured piers.
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    [​IMG]Sonna Tubes are nice. I have used them many, many times. Or you could see if your wife wants something that is relocateable.

    [​IMG] Hey. You never know. They change their minds.
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  24. thewoodlands

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    The pole saw would not start but I limbed up what I could an grabbed what was on the forest floor, hauled four loads to the fireplace...burned three. It did open up two new trails in that area.

    Pic 6531 is the four loads, pic 6532 is when I let it burn down for the night.

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    I pulled the spark plug on the pole saw then cleaned it good with a wire brush on the drill, worked fine today. I took seven loads of pine branches that were down along with what I limbed up today to the fireplace.

    Because of the wind (not real bad) but suppose to ramp up I burned about one load.

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