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Turkey Day Morning

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Shane N, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    I just had to get out this morning to cut some wood. It was a beautiful morning, and I had the day off. I set the alarm clock for earlier than I normally would (I'm a bit of a night owl) and got out to the woods shortly after sunrise. Right as I unloaded my gear, my stomach starts killing me. I ended up suffering through it for an hour. It severely hindered my progress. I did load some more of the random chunks of oak that were felled to clear out the plot that I missed when I had the grapple skid steer attachment. I also C/S/S'd a couple 8' long, ~6" wide oaks that were in the pile.

    I'm determined to temporarily make the oak stack bigger than the poplar. It won't last long, but I'm going to do it...

    2012-11-22_08-35-58_88 (Small).jpg

    A few more random oak pieces left. Then it is almost all poplar :(
    2012-11-22_08-36-37_703 (Small).jpg

    Note to self: keep TP in the truck, along with Tums.

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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Only once did the lady ask me why I was missing a shirt sleeve as I came into the house. Since then, she has learned she doesn't want to know why or how I'm running low on handkerchiefs, come home with only one sock on, etc ==c

    pen
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice bunch of wood
    Keep your paper dry ;)
  4. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    didn't cut tksgiving morn, had to walk the dogs in the forest though...you know...
  5. ScotO

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    I used to be fine staving off the "Number two" when out hunting until I got home. Well, as you get older it's not that easy to do. Now every time my feet hit the crunchy leaves in the woods during hunting season, I gotta go...

    I was coming home from my hunting trips missing a sock almost every outing, until I started carrying TP in the woods with me.
    TP is a lifesaver in the woods........
  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Shane, that is a beautiful Australian cattledog you have there. My buddy has one, and MAN is that ever a loyal dog. It goes with him literally EVERYWHERE, and it'll fight to the death to protect my buddy.
  7. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    As someone who's spent lots of time on construction sites with kybo's in all temps & weather conditions over the years,I offer 1 valuable piece of advice - Always check to see there's TP in there before sitting down.

    No fun going with just 1 sock for the next 7-9 hours,especially if its below 30 degrees outside.;lol
  8. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks. His name is Tonka (son named him). He goes out in the woods with me every time. We call him our velcro dog. Always stuck to our sides.
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  9. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Shane, seems like you got alot of determination in you......................your pile of oak will grow for sure
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  10. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    Success!

    I typically work on the day after Thanksgiving, but I decided to take a partial day today. I went out for another hour. This time was much more successful. I grabbed some more oak that was piled up from the people who put in the driveway and threw it in the back of my truck while driving in.

    2012-11-23_13-15-31_309 (Small).jpg
    (sorry, the sun was in the background)

    A lot of this stuff was pretty gnarly, but thankfully they mostly took one or two whacks with the x27 to split.
    2012-11-23_13-50-39_962 (Small).jpg

    Everything in the truck is now C/S/S'd.
    2012-11-23_13-54-59_549 (Small).jpg

    Project manager approves:
    2012-11-23_14-07-13_756 (Small).jpg

    And it looks like my oak pile is (temporarily) larger than my poplar pile. Oh, happy day.
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  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Keep on cutting and stacking! Things are looking up.

    I'm betting everyone who has worked in the outdoors knows what to carry with him and why.
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  12. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    I had a dog like that, three legged boy named Skipper, didn't have to leash him, he died a couple of years ago unexpectedly, only 7 yrs old...it still tears me up...there is nothing like a good dog, nothing....

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  13. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Stack is bigger than a few days ago.
    Keep it coming. (pictures also help the pile grow ;) )

    Looks like you are beginning to have some winter weather (The "S" word) :)
  14. wingsfan

    wingsfan Feeling the Heat

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    I went out and splitt some of the stuff I alredy had cut. I'm trying to everything I have Splitt and stacked in a new location, out from under the trees, before it gets frozen.
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    There's always a roll of TP in my truck . . . other items may come and go depending on what I am doing, time of year or where I am going . . . but the TP is always a constant.
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