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Working In A New Section Of Woods

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by quads, Mar 27, 2010.

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  1. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    Yesterday my good neighbor and I cut some new trails. Now I can get into another section of the woods more easily.
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    Let's play I-Spy: An ATV pulling a load of firewood.
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    I bet the little fiskars wouldn't split this bad boy piece of white oak by just leaning it up against it.
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    Looks like an empty beer bottle. Dad was here. Even though he's been gone over 25 years, I see things like this in the woods and I can still feel his presence.
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    The beginning of yet another surplus stack in the woods!
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  2. maplewood

    maplewood Minister of Fire

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    What a great time of year to be in the woods, eh?
    Cool, no bugs and clear sight through the brush (I saw the windshield of your machine).
    Thanks for the pics!
  3. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Quads great pictures again, I think your maul has a drinking problem.

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    quads Minister of Fire

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    Exactly! No bugs, not too hot, not too cold, no snow, and all those raspberry vines don't have any leaves on them yet so I can see where the wood is laying to cut up. But they do have a thorn on them, one every inch.
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    quads Minister of Fire

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    Ha ha! That bottle is most likely even older than the maul.
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Good pics,
    You sure seem to have lots of dead standing trees. Are the trees getting that old or is a blight getting them all?

    Nice Dad memories.
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    I remember those short-necked bottles. Seems to be that was about 45 years ago when they were big.

    Quads, did you brush hog those trails? They look narrow for a brush hog.
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    quads Minister of Fire

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    Oak wilt.
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    quads Minister of Fire

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    My neighbor used his walk-behind brush cutter, called a 'Billy Goat'.
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    Cowboy Billy Minister of Fire

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    Thats great Quads

    You and your pictures always makes me want to get in the woods. I hope the weather is good and I can get to the farm next weekend.

    Billy
  11. Archer39

    Archer39 Feeling the Heat

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    its amazing how much different your woods looks compared to here in the North East. Yours in a lot more wide open compared to here.
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    quads Minister of Fire

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    Actually, it never used to be that open. A tornado went through it and then the loggers followed. That's when all the raspberries took over and the oak wilt got aggressive.
  13. Rustaholic

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    Very nice, Quads.
    I sure wish I had bought that fully wooded 10 acres when I had a chance to get it cheap.
    10 acres of hardwood would have kept me in stove wood for a very long time.
    It was almost all Oak, Maple, Beech and Ash.

    In 1978 I could have bought that ten acres for $5000 on a $50/Month land contract.
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    quads Minister of Fire

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    That is too bad you passed it up! Well like they say, hindsight is 20/20.
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    Yup, I wanted to buy it and put a sawmill on it.
    I knew where I could get an almost free sawmill that was built on an old school bus frame.
    It was completely towable with a tow bar on the front.

    Yes, We were six months in this house that I had built the year before and new to the $220 mortgage and my sweet wife didn't want us to add another $50 a month to the budget.

    I could have pushed the deal through and we would have made it but that is not the way a marriage should work.
    We are at 33 years now and 34 years will start on June 19.
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