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Trail Maintenance

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by thewoodlands, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. WellSeasoned

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    Ive been meaning to swing on over there anyway for some of Scottys pit food. I definitely forsee a plan coming together here :D
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  2. thewoodlands

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    He's served up some nice meals, Pit Magic!
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  3. ScotO

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    The backyard eatery is always open here for you guys.......we'll definitely have to do a GTG sometime.
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  4. thewoodlands

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    Just two loads of pine needles tonight that went on the trail. On my last load I was at the gate when I heard a voice coming ffrom the woods, a farmer in the area lost (got loose) a baby calf so we did a check on our property, we never found the calf.

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  5. WellSeasoned

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    Your woods are so clean. How do you manage to not get any avasive bushes, thorns ect?
  6. thewoodlands

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    If I keep raking up the pine needles it's just a matter of time.
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    Looks great as always zap.
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  8. thewoodlands

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    Thanks Thistle. I do wish we found the calf, they just bought 3 at the auction.

    We had to walk certain places because of blocked trails, found a nice size maple up top, after finding it I remembered the wife told me about it, pics will follow.
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    The calf thing bring back some memories of my high school years working on a few farms. Chased a few calves in my time Zap.
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    We had our share of weather Tuesday at one point it looked like a typhoon. Rain was blowing sideways....power was out for about 10 hours but the genny got us through it. We are planning a pool party for Saturday but may have to change that plan chance of thunderstorms showing right now. We have lots of food already so I guess we will eat good.
  12. WellSeasoned

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    Are you across from Burton Island SP? Or near the high peaks? I remember hiking down the high peaks of the white mountains last year during a storm, and everything flooded in minutes down low. 1 to 4 inches in your area could be nasty. How close are you to the brook?
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    When I took the young man looking for his calf we checked the swamp area, with all the rain we received the damn thing is bone dry.

    We're all set for food and the gas if we need the generator, the crazy thing is it's not even raining yet.
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    We received a call from the farmer who lost the calf, they found the little guy last night. They received a call from a relative who spotted it, 2 a.m. in the morning.
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    Thats good. Good thing it aint winter for the little guy
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    That's for sure. I just saw the weather report on the tube, it looks like rain the rest of this week and the rest of next week.
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    They have been predicting rain here the last 2 days and for the next week. They show 60-70 % but we just get some sporadic showers. Rain predicted for tomorrow but we are going ahead with the pool party. Some showers won't hurt as long as no lightning. I have the heater on and she is like bath water. If we get a thunderstorm we'll just eat like pigs and look out the window.
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  18. WellSeasoned

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    Not so good for the 4th of July festivities. Ill be back to the shack again pa/ny border (calicoon) for the holiday, and easy on the beers and my last good arm.
  19. thewoodlands

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    It sounds like a good time, rain or not. That eating like pigs sounds good too, I've been dropping weight (12 pounds) by changing the way I eat, I could use a good steak but not until I drop a total of 16.
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    Take it easy on that good arm, if you hurt that what will you wipe with!==c
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  21. WellSeasoned

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    Don't the wedding vows cover that? :D
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    I could stand to drop a few. I have put on 3 or 4 since taking a summer break from the firewood.
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    I'm goal is 204, my high last winter was 224. For me, working in the woods never lost me any weight so a change in my eating habits has done it.

    Once I get to 204 I just might drop the last 4 pounds.
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    You must use your trails alot as they stay so clean. I have wondered at the lack of underbrush in your pics as well. In the winter my woodlot is a completely different animal than in the peak of growing season. I have talked with DEC about what pops up after any cutting. Ive opted not to "log" out of fear of crowns everywhere covered in wild raspberry vines and dense thickets of wild rose bushes.
    Laying chips in the trails is something I learned from a private estate down on the Hudson River. Its below the Martin Van Buren estate in Chatham. A property maintained by some historical conservancy. The trails are open for horses and bicyclists and cross country skiers.
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    We're usually on the main trails every week, I think it was Sav who gave me the idea of the pine needles on the trails. We have our areas that are thick wild berry vines but I usually stay out of those areas until fall.

    Sav did say after going through our property it is a thick woods so I'm sure the tree tops stop some of the grow.

    We bought the DR 10 HP Chipper when I started limbing up the dead branches from the white pine when we first moved here, we also use those on the trails. The combo of chips with the pine needles work good, lots of pine needles.

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