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EODMSgt

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Dec 11, 2018
160
White Mountain Region, NH
We've had about 6-7" of snow come down in the last week, just enough to make a frozen mess. It was colder than one of my ex-wives' hearts out there today so I only ran through one tank of gas in the splitter. Still have about a cord and a half left to go. Some progress is better than no progress.
 
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Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
11,041
Southern IN
We've had about 6-7" of snow come down in the last week, just enough to make a frozen mess.
Ahh, so that's why they call them the "White" Mountains. ;)
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,506
Kirtland Ohio
We have had temps in the low to mid 30's with some 40's coming. Yesterday I carried wood to the garage and cleaned off the wood piles covered with snow. With last weeks five or so inches of snow and now temps warming up everything is turning into a muddy mess. I had my younger lab out with me and he was a muddy mess. On Wednesday my older lab had some masses removed one from his left side and one from his right joule/lip, so he has just been inside recovering staying warm in the crate.
 

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
2,318
Ottawa, ON

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,506
Kirtland Ohio
I figured with the cold temps it was not bad to have for over night burns and when we were at work during the day. The other thing is of the wood I have I would say over half of it is just black locust. The last couple of years the amount of locust trees I have access to is incredible. A buddy I work with, his father has a farm with a lot of giant locust on the property. When he has any dropped or any blow over they call me. Plus on some of tower right away right down the road from my place the tree company has been dropping all the trees under the transmission lines which have been almost all locust. It is company owned property and I was given permission to take what ever I wanted.
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
11,041
Southern IN
The other thing is of the wood I have I would say over half of it is just black locust
At that point, you have to pick the best times to use it..like when you have a big coal bed, so you don't have to fight to get it lit. ;hmNice problem to have, though. >>
 
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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,506
Kirtland Ohio
I have a lot of cedar as well so when I'm loading the stoves I always have a sixty gallon tote in the garage full of cedar kindling to help if I don't have a good coal bed. But I agree Woody Stover having a lot of locust on hand is not a bad problem to have.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
3,028
Downeast Maine
I have a lot of cedar as well so when I'm loading the stoves I always have a sixty gallon tote in the garage full of cedar kindling to help if I don't have a good coal bed. But I agree Woody Stover having a lot of locust on hand is not a bad problem to have.
I found some old cedar tongue and groove waste pieces in the attic that have been fabulous smelling kindling for the cooker.
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,506
Kirtland Ohio
I plan on filling the garage back up with wood for the coming week and filling the kindling tote back up as well. The coming week I believe is supposed to be warmer than last but better to have a garage full of dry wood sitting than be in the opposite position.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,387
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Once the temp hit 11 I decided to get this wind damaged pine c/s, I moved three loads over to the outside fireplace so I can burn them.
 

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,506
Kirtland Ohio
Kevin it seems many of us are in the same boat with the Ash trees. It is a sorry sight to seem so many of them die but it does make for easy pickins for firewood trees. I got all my kindling split and wood stacked along with washing my wife's car and bathing the younger lab. We worked on his duck dummy retrieves for a few hours today in between carrying and stacking wood. With all the snow melting everything is just a muddy mess, including him. I'm ready for winter to set in and freeze everything for a few months
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,387
Foothills of The Adirondacks
This was some pine mother nature brought down with some high winds, after I burned that pine, I pulled back the cover and found more rounds so I split that and it's burning in the fireplace.
 

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Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
2,318
Ottawa, ON
This was some pine mother nature brought down with some high winds, after I burned that pine, I pulled back the cover and found more rounds so I split that and it's burning in the fireplace.
Why would you bother splitting any wood and burn it in the fire pit? Work unnecessary in my books.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,387
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Why would you bother splitting any wood and burn it in the fire pit? Work unnecessary in my books.
If this pine log was out on the backhill, it would've stayed there. Some people would make a big pile of rounds with brush and pour something on it and torch it, I choose to burn it in the fireplace after I split it.
 

webfish

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Oct 18, 2013
1,454
Minnesota
Oak and cherry from friends place. Tornado damage from 18 months ago , people still clearing damaged trees.
 

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sweedish

Member
Feb 6, 2019
103
Michigan
I cut down 2 standing dead Austrian pines that were by my shed that were about 50 years old counting the rings, also an elm that was in the way of where I was dropping. Using the puller and a rope I managed to not drop them on the shed, so success! And next years wood storage area is completely full.