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Winter Wood Cutting Adventures

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jwoair23, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. jwoair23

    jwoair23 Burning Hunk

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    Been awhile since I posted anything to the wood shed, so I figured I would post an update as to what I've been up to this winter! Still have the good luck of going to the farm that was logged and the tops left, I probably have retrieved about 15 loads since the beginning of last summer. The trail is pretty muddy at the moment, so I have also gotten the chance to do some of the most serious 4x4'ing so far. I have Goodyear Duratrac tires on the truck, and wow, they did fantastic, never lost grip once despite feeling the whole truck moving sideways slightly it was so muddy. The trail leads up past the barn, and gets very muddy in the field before the barn.

    Anyways, between the rounds on the wood rack and the rounds stacked up by the woodpile, that is 5 trips, about 40% cherry and 60% oak. Probably going to pause on the cutting and start doing some splitting now.

    Lots of pics, just for fun. :)

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  2. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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  3. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Looking good, kid. I was wondering where the hell you've been!
    Glad to see you've been re-stocking the ol' shelves.....
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  4. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    Nice restocking effort going on. Good looking stack there.
  5. jwoair23

    jwoair23 Burning Hunk

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    Thanks, that stack is three rows deep, I think it's about four cords if I remember right. That's about 80% of next winters wood!
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  6. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Nice work jwoair23, you have some nice firewood lined up.
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Very good jwoair. Been wondering what you've been up to. Glad to see you post here again.
  8. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    REALLY makes me want to get back to my sis-in-laws place to do some more cutting.
    Nice haul.
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Nice haul. I like to see one of those fancy new trucks with some dirt on the tires!
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    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    great way to spend the day!
  11. westkywood

    westkywood Feeling the Heat

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    I occasionally see pics on this forum of huge rounds stacked. Do you split them at some point or do you burn them that size? I would think it would take forever to season rounds that big.
  12. jwoair23

    jwoair23 Burning Hunk

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    I have just been trying to get as much wood from this location as I can before others get it! So the past 2-3 weeks I have just been cutting, I will have it all split hopefully in the next few weeks. I split it down to the size you see stacked behind the rounds.
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