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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,237
Downeast Maine
It's raining here today as well. I managed to cut a few pieces of furring strips and some other lumber yesterday for some small indoor projects. The weather has been uninspiring for about a week now. I actually lit the stove today and a few days ago!
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,983
Foothills of The Adirondacks
It's raining here today as well. I managed to cut a few pieces of furring strips and some other lumber yesterday for some small indoor projects. The weather has been uninspiring for about a week now. I actually lit the stove today and a few days ago!
We've been having really nice weather lately but the temps today should stay below 70 so that will feel nice. I don't think we have much rain in the five day forecast so I'll take this rain before it heats up again.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,237
Downeast Maine
We've been having really nice weather lately but the temps today should stay below 70 so that will feel nice. I don't think we have much rain in the five day forecast so I'll take this rain before it heats up again.
For a time it seemed the ground would dry out and I could grade the driveway again and then get some gravel. This turned out to not be the case. I had also wanted to build a small stable for goats/alpaca. Everyone here is just ready for some sun!
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,983
Foothills of The Adirondacks
For a time it seemed the ground would dry out and I could grade the driveway again and then get some gravel. This turned out to not be the case. I had also wanted to build a small stable for goats/alpaca. Everyone here is just ready for some sun!
Are your weather systems coming out of Canada or off the east coast?
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,983
Foothills of The Adirondacks
We received a chit load of rain overnight and today so the maple on the hill will have to wait a few days so it can dry out but I have another maple that mother nature snapped off last year that's on flat ground that I'll grab tomorrow.

We have 51 face cord up with one stacking area open that we can fit another 12 to 14 face cord, I'm thinking after tomorrow, I'll have another four face cord to stack with two face cord already split.
 

EODMSgt

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2018
265
White Mountain Region, NH
Well we had to send them somewhere after all we were tired of them :p
Send some more! Yesterday was a great day that didn't get out of the sixties, with a nice breeze and low humidity. Felt more like early autumn than summer.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,983
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I grabbed this not so good maple this morning, mother nature snapped it off. I'll be going back out to split this maple, yellow birch and some cherry which should get stacked tomorrow.
 

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,641
Kirtland Ohio
I moved a few more stacks of wood with the tractor yesterday the weather was low 80's and no humidity. The area close to the house is about filled up i'll get some pics when I'm done. I was in a hurry my little girl wanted to play basketball on her new hoop she received for her birthday so I only had about an hour to move some wood but it is getting done.
 

EODMSgt

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2018
265
White Mountain Region, NH
Loaded up the trailer with some hardwood that the power line crew left for me when they were clearing an easement. Mix of oak, beech, birch and ash. Still some more out there but called it quits. Too hot and humid and the 290 vapor locked a few times.
 

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johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,811
Eastern Ontario
I have 4 cord ready to split but it is just to dam hot
Maybe not for you southern boys but us that live in the Great
White North find that any thing above 25 ::C is just to dam hot
and days like to day 32::Cwith a humidex of close to 40::C
keeps us in the A/C Come on September
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,983
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Loaded up the trailer with some hardwood that the power line crew left for me when they were clearing an easement. Mix of oak, beech, birch and ash. Still some more out there but called it quits. Too hot and humid and the 290 vapor locked a few times.
Nice grab @EODMSgt , there's a company taking down ash near the power lines here but they just leave the bigger stuff on the property owners land and chip what they can.

It was getting hot here today too, I was inside after stacking at about 11:30, out early and in early is my plan for the summer since I have a chit load to do.
 
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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,237
Downeast Maine
It's been over a week for me since I've touched a saw or anything. This weekend I might cut some standing dead stuff down and process it.
 

EODMSgt

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2018
265
White Mountain Region, NH
Nice grab @EODMSgt , there's a company taking down ash near the power lines here but they just leave the bigger stuff on the property owners land and chip what they can.

It was getting hot here today too, I was inside after stacking at about 11:30, out early and in early is my plan for the summer since I have a chit load to do.
Yeah, I was pretty happy with this scrounge. Normally it's as you said and they leave whatever they don't chip on someone's property. I don't drive up and down the road knocking on people's doors asking if I can take their firewood so I normally don't get anything from the power company crews. In this case, it was on a private road and the owner had already told me that anything they didn't take, I was welcome to. With that, I talked to the crew doing the work and asked them to leave any decent hardwood.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,237
Downeast Maine
I have some rounds I cut in early June that I'll split before it gets too hot tomorrow, cherry and a small sugar maple.
Heh, I might not be doing anything this weekend. The last two days I've been working on the house and the today and tomorrow as well. I'll probably be too beat to do anything else!
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,983
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I split the cherry and maple today before the temps hit 80, this will get stacked with some yellow birch when it cools off.

Our temp is 81 heading over 90 today.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,983
Foothills of The Adirondacks
This part of the cherry is from opening up the gully this spring, it was rotting (full of ants this spring) so we felled it. I bucked up what was left and then split it, I'm thinking the wood in the last two pictures should be a face cord and maybe more.

Before I did the above, I changed the oil in the push mower and the splitter in the picture.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,983
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I have some pine that has been split for over a year that I'll make some kindling out of tomorrow (for this year) and stack. After I get that stacked, I'll finish bucking up the ash logs I have left in the gully.
 
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