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Wood Potpurri (and oysters). pic heavy

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

  1. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Stacked about a cord and a half yesterday then went out with my youngest to do a little scrounging.

    Some of the logs appear to be cedar maybe white, any guesses?

    There are also pics from around the corner of my house, pretty typical of what Sandy wrought!

    Lastly these are a couple of the 18 oysters I'm bringing for Thanksgiving. These were grown in an aquaculture program I'm involved in. Keep them on the east end of LI then bring them by me and get them when I want some. In a year I'll have more than I know what to do with, tasty!

    Oh and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. raybonz

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    Pic 4 looks like a (white) cedar to me.. Have loads of those trees on my property...

    Ray
  3. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    They worth the effort? I can probably get some more. Could use something that dries quick for next year.
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    raybonz Minister of Fire

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  5. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    LOL that's why I posted that link.. Probably not worth the expense to process it unless using handsaw and axe :p.. Probably smells OK though and makes good border trees!

    Ray
  7. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Ah well, it's home. I'll whack it up and burn it either in the stove or outside. Good link, thanks Joe
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  8. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    BTW this is what a my brother in law (the chef) can do with oysters.

    Stuffed with cornbread and some roasted with Ver Blanc sauce along with ice cold Tito's vodka in jelly jars, Classy!

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    Looks great Long Island Oysters are awesome,friend of mine owns 450 acres in Mattituck,with winery love going there and buying oysters at Cor-Jays seafood,you're a lucky man ,LI is awesome.
  10. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    450 acres! Nice piece of land for the Island. My family has had a place in Mattituck for a very long time. The east end is great, the wineries have been a great addition to the local economy and culture.

    Started 1000 oysters this year, next year another 1000, it's like the wood gotta get a few years ahead :cool:.
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    I'd like to buy a cord of oysters please...

    Ray
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    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    you're killing me with the oysters...used to be able to get my own while fishing in LA...you were allowed to get 2 sacks with no license from state bottom...one of the things I miss most...had some on Cape Code...those darn Northeast oysters were awesome....

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  13. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    They are good, may go to the beach tomorrow and get some steamers (soft shell clams). Little butter is all you need. Well that and a beer!
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    You can keep the oysters . . . but a nice plate of fried clams and scallops . . . yummers.
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    Macari Vineyards,check it out tell Joe my friend,you heard about his place from me,friends for 25 years.
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    I think cedar is the go to firestarter it splits easy, burns easy hot and clean and smells great .
  17. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Going down in 2 hrs. Low tide waders and a pitch fork, wish me luck.
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    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Oh no kidding! Driven by there a million times, been in once or twice and had their wine a bunch of times. Wow small world!
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    That's good to know, if I lay my hands on more easy pickings I'll snag it. The stuff I got is from a decent sized tree for a cedar, at least for around here. Was around 14-15" diameter so I should have enough to get a fire going a few times.
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    Still have plenty of wood to split but I still doing some scrounging. Got some cherry today and more oak, pine and maple the day before. This stuff all needs to be cut to stove length before splitting. May be a few weeks before I get to it, should be able to add to it along the way too.

    Got those steamers today too. This is the spot I went to, 2 minutes down the road and the spoils! Pretty cold out there though, wind was wippin'.

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  21. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    J, get that cedar, you won't regret it.

    Got breezy on the North Fork this afternoon. Darn cold at Hallockville after 3:30 this afternoon !!
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    Hey Dix. Yeah I could use something that seasons quick and starts easy. It's so easy to come by now so getting it while I can.

    Plenty cold standing in the water with my hands and arms in cold wet sand! Warm now, got the fire going and time for a cocktail.
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    Raybonz, not sure about white cedar, but I've got some red cedar (looks purple to me, but whatever) and it smells real nice outside (EPA air-tight stove) when I burn it. Stuff smells nice when it's sitting inside, but other than when I open the stove, I really can't smell it inside. Smells like some fancy rich persons place when I walk outside though!! Sure the neighbors appreciate it :) It burns hot and fairly quick, but for me it seems like it's worth burning. If you were talking about skidding and trucking the stuff in, probably not unless it was all that was available, but I walk a few hundred feet out my back door and there it is, so worth it for me. I'm in Rehoboth, MA, not that far from you.
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    XJ you are close indeed! My oldest son lives in Taunton and my wood guy lives in Taunton near the Rehobeth line. He has been great to deal with and I have passed him onto others here and they all like him as well.. Hard to find a wood guy you can count on! I hear you on the cedar if was conveniently located I'd burn it too and it does make good fire starters too.. If you need green wood drop me a PM and I'll give you the info on the Rehobeth wood guy.

    Ray
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    The oysters look fantastic (the steamers look real good as well).
    Do you have a shellfish grant that you plant them on?

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