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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Bill, Jul 10, 2007.

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  1. Bill

    Bill Minister of Fire

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    This last Tuesday night we had a big storm at the cabin. Winds hit 60 miles per hour, there was hail 1 1/4 inch in diameter, and 3 1/2 inches of rain. Many dead branches and a few trees tipped over. The good news is the house wasn't hit. But with trees so close to the house, you just know it's going to happen. A few miles north of me they had 5 inches of rain. I have an extremely steep long driveway that has a history of washing out. Two years ago I trenched down the high side and installed three culverts under the driveway so the rain can go under instead of over. Works like a charm, otherwise I would have to order more gravel and a grader.

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  2. Bill

    Bill Minister of Fire

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    Bill Minister of Fire

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  4. Todd

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    Glad your OK. Now is a good time to go scrounging for firewood from downed trees.
  5. jpl1nh

    jpl1nh Minister of Fire

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    Now see, that's the type of life hands you lemons, make lemonaid approach that makes wood burners such great people. Everyone else is moaning and groaning, trees down everywhere, "oh me oh my what are we gonna do?" But us wood burners know that when the going gets tough, its' a great time to get more wood. ("But honey, it will fit in between the garage, the garden and the nice 15 cord pile of unsplit by the fence. We always need more wood sweetie.. :) Besides its free!) :cheese: Gotta go, got a huge oak I scrounged to go cut up :p
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