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Work area/next year's wood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Pagey, Jan 18, 2009.

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  1. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    I finally remembered to take the camera with me to the barn today. My paternal grandmother owns an 80 acre cattle farm here on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau. It was my great grandfather's land many years ago, and my goal is to buy it at some point in the future to keep it in the family. Anyway, this is where we work up our wood and store it until it's ready to go in the shed at home.

    The barn:
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    Inside:
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    Next year's pile of mixed hardwoods:
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    Angle 2:
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    Homemade/redneck spiltter:
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  2. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    I like your improvised splitting table Pagey...cool barn too.
  3. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    My grandfather put that together before he passed away. He was always welding something together, didn't matter what. The man just wanted to weld! The barn needs some work, but we'll get started on that this spring. It's a great spot to work on your wood supply. Peaceful, too.
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    Looks like a happy place to be. I hope you can keep it in the family.
  5. schortie

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    Great set up and a good start on next year's BTU's. Thanks for the pics.
  6. bsruther

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    That right there is a beautiful thing.
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    Very nice stash.
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    Now THAT is a place I could hang out all day at! Sunny warm with cross-airflow...the smell of hay and wood and...country stuff...sigghhhhh.
  9. Backwoods Savage

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    Looks good Pagey. You can even work if it is raining. Very nice.
  10. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    Indeed, that is perhaps the biggest benefit of the barn. We had over 12" of rain in December, so the barn made it possible to crank out 2+ cords that would have otherwise remained in rounds for the month. December was so soggy, and although we certainly needed the rain, I don't miss walking in a swamp every time I go to the wood shed.
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    Awesome set-up....makes me feel right at home.
  12. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Yes there is a real beauty in function, if you have the right stuff to appreciate it.

    A lot of people would look at those pictures and see a dilapidated, possibly rat infested, old barn, where you want to keep your kids away from for fear it might cave in on them. LOL

    Others, like the ones who have already replied and obviously Pagey, can see it as a beautifully functional, yet peaceful place to hang out and get away from anxieties of the world for a while.
    I'm glad to be among the latter group :)
  13. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    LOL. The kids were down at the barn with me yesterday, actually. There's a little pond just to the right, and it was frozen. They were walking around the edges on the ice, much to my chagrin. My youngest stepdaughter was throwing dried cow pies across the surface. Dad and I laughed and asked her if she realized what she was throwing. She said, "I thought it was dirt!" She's up for any kind of adventure, and at 7 she really enjoys operating the lever on the splitter.
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