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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,889
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I hauled out 5 plus loads of ash today and I stacked it. Pic 9305 is my run in, 9306 is the first load, 9311 is the last partial load, 9312 is the pile of ash that I hope to have up tomorrow and 9313 is two face cord of ash.
 

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,096
Downeast Maine
I hauled out 5 plus loads of ash today and I stacked it. Pic 9305 is my run in, 9306 is the first load, 9311 is the last partial load, 9312 is the pile of ash that I hope to have up tomorrow and 9313 is two face cord of ash.
That's a nice stack of hard woods.
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,157
Southern IN
Basswood...Just split 3/4 cord and under cover for early fall/late spring. We'll see how it goes. Wondering how dry it will be by sept october. Never worked with it before.
Most of those soft woods dry pretty fast. I've gotten soft Maple pretty dry in six months.
That said, this is another soggy year. Temp hasn't hit the 90s much at all and it rains every other day, or many days in a row. Lowest humidity of the day is still 70-80% a lot of days, not good for drying wood..
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,889
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I stacked another two face cord of ash today, all the splits from the gully are gone so my runs will be shorter. Pic 9317 & 18 are some of the loads that came out of the gully, 9319 is when I started hauling from a different pile, pic 9322 is everything stacked from today, 9323 is the biggest pile of ash splits left that I hope to get four face cord from and 9324 is the smaller pile left that I'm guessing we'll get close to two face cord.

I still have some ash logs that will need c/s/s.
 

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,624
Kirtland Ohio
After mowing yesterday I moved about four stacks of locust and ash up closer to the house for easy access for the coming winter. The area where I put the coming winters wood was pretty low. I ended up moving about 10 to 12 grapple loads before I just ran out of time. The area is a little over half full. The rain has not helped but I'm hoping dry weather is coming Resized_20190622_172158_8876.jpeg
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,889
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Today I did get the two face cord up for a total of six so far. Pic 9326 is the first load,9227 the second,9228 the third,9229 the fourth and 9230 is the fifth. The pile in pic 9323 is the biggest pile left, I'm hoping for four face cord but if it's less then that's will be ok.

I'll take a break from stacking tomorrow and then start up again when the weather allows.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,889
Foothills of The Adirondacks
After mowing yesterday I moved about four stacks of locust and ash up closer to the house for easy access for the coming winter. The area where I put the coming winters wood was pretty low. I ended up moving about 10 to 12 grapple loads before I just ran out of time. The area is a little over half full. The rain has not helped but I'm hoping dry weather is coming View attachment 245231
Nice work @heavy hammer , I hope you get your better weather. Our temps have been running in the high 70's with today hitting 81 but we have had a nice breeze every day that I've been stacking which helped keep the skeeters off me.
 
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the_dude

Feeling the Heat
Feb 26, 2008
300
Southern WI
After a decade plus of wanting a nice woodshed, I finally built one this spring. Felled a handful of trees yesterday for the delivery of a large storage shed that will be happening later this summer, so the rounds are starting to pile up. You can see in the last picture, I started to clear out an area in front of it for trailer access and processing. That work got completed on Saturday, but I didn't take an updated picture. The shed(s) I'm having built both resemble mini-barns and will have the red/white/green roof color scheme, which is why I painted the woodshed as I did. I live in rural WI. And as the saying goes, "When in rural WI, do as the farmers do." :)




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Kevin Weis

Minister of Fire
Mar 3, 2018
932
Union Bridge, Md
Nice work @Kevin Weis , has EAB hit your area yet.
Yep that's why they're dead. Died last fall. Some have about 6 borer holes for every square foot. Lots and lots of Green Ash around me. I'd say about 25% of forest stand in this area. Neighbor has one about 100' tall with 80' wide crown and DBH about 30". It's just starting to shows signs a few lower smaller branches have died out but 95% is still doing very well. Maybe it's big enough to see its way through. All the smaller Ash don't have a chance as it takes a lot less borer activity to girdle it. Still have some standing dead to cut yet but I'm cutting for 2021 now so that can wait till it's cooler this Fall. I don't see many EAB flying around but that's because they're feeding on the Ash. So one last week on my picnic table though. Have a Japanese Beetle trap out now for my Blueberries. Maybe that will get some of them? Took pictures but can't figure out how to attach with this iPad?????
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,889
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Yep that's why they're dead. Died last fall. Some have about 6 borer holes for every square foot. Lots and lots of Green Ash around me. I'd say about 25% of forest stand in this area. Neighbor has one about 100' tall with 80' wide crown and DBH about 30". It's just starting to shows signs a few lower smaller branches have died out but 95% is still doing very well. Maybe it's big enough to see its way through. All the smaller Ash don't have a chance as it takes a lot less borer activity to girdle it. Still have some standing dead to cut yet but I'm cutting for 2021 now so that can wait till it's cooler this Fall. I don't see many EAB flying around but that's because they're feeding on the Ash. So one last week on my picnic table though. Have a Japanese Beetle trap out now for my Blueberries. Maybe that will get some of them? Took pictures but can't figure out how to attach with this iPad?????
It's sad what has happened here in the USA because of all the invasive species from overseas. Our DEC officer told me that the only ash that isn't affected is mountain ash because it's not in the olive family like the rest of the ash being killed off by EAB.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,096
Downeast Maine
I stacked a few cords of soft woods over the last few days. Not much going on here, taking a break from construction work, probably going to start back up next week.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,889
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I stacked another two face cord of Ash today, attached are some pics.

Pic 9348 is the first load, 9349 is the last load which was half full, 9350 & 51 is what's left and 9353 is the stacks.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,889
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I wanted the far end open for plowing during the winter so I only stacked one face cord in the back for a total of nine, I still have more ash split from the stack I was hauling from so I'm hoping for another face cord.

Pic 9354 is the first load, 9355 is the last load and 9356 is everything stacked.
 

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,096
Downeast Maine
The weather has been absolutely garbage so I haven't been able to do much of anything lately.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,096
Downeast Maine
We've been having some nice weather but it's getting hotter each day but with a low humidity, if I plan on working it's start early and stop working early.

Have you been getting rain?
Yes, basically it's rained since we got the house closed up on the east side. Pretty soon we want to get working on more of the house, but the weather is working against us.
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,624
Kirtland Ohio
SpaceBus I hope the weather starts to get better it has been pretty good weather here lately. I think summer is finally here temps have been in the upper 80's.
 
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