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EODMSgt

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2018
280
White Mountain Region, NH
Haven't had a chance to do much firewood-wise the last couple weeks but did get out today (it was only 91...). A friend dropped a few trees and said I could have a couple so despite the heat, I went over and bucked them and brought them home. One was a standing dead beech and the other was a dying silver maple. Lots of quality wood with some minor punk at the center.
 

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NickW

Member
Oct 16, 2019
214
SE WI
Deer enjoyed the tops of some aspen I dropped starting to clear a building site for our hopeful cabin in the great northwoods. Not much "good" wood there, mostly aspen and pine; but a few small cherry. Plenty warm, more than plenty mosquitoes and wood ticks, boat won't run for crap... Now hopefully the builder comes back with the good news that he can hit the budget for the foundation, shell, septic & well! Working on plans B & C if he can't...
 

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,470
Downeast Maine
Two more alpacas are coming tomorrow to join lonely Lightning. I'm hoping to get sawmill assembled out to the full 6m this weekend. I think we will be felling trees again on Sunday, so I'll probably touch up all of my chains today or tomorrow. I've got plenty of log cut offs to break down into firewood. This year has been so dry that my logs cut a few months ago are already checked and cracking. Even stuff I split a few weeks ago is already dry enough to burn in the wood stove. Totally different than last year.
 

moresnow

Minister of Fire
Jan 13, 2015
1,200
Iowa
They melted in the front seat by 7am today lol.
To funny! Oh my. Weight loss program... all that heat. No marshmallows.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,470
Downeast Maine
We were able to get Lightning partially shorn before it got super hot and his friends BB and Hans (the other cinnamon) arrived today. Thankfully today wasn't hot, but Hans was still pretty stressed out. BB is super friendly and handles very well. Lightning immediately started calling out to BB at first sight. They greeted through the fence and immediately got along. Hans and Lightning are very chatty with each other and seem to be playing. My GSD got pushed around by BB a bit when we introduced them, but Seamus is pretty pushy.... I've never seen Lightning so happy and I hope the good manners of BB will rub off on him.

Hans and BB really seem to miss their old home and handlers, but I am confident they will settle in just fine.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,125
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I want to see some pics of the new RTV-X1100C when delivered.
Will do @heavy hammer , I'll be limbing up some trails around the house so I'm not breaking any of the lights on the outside of the cab and a bunch on the property I do most my cutting on.

The wife wants to keep the Rhino too so I'll need to make room in there for both.
 
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mrd1995

Member
Feb 21, 2020
118
North East, Pa
Got all of the wood we have cut gathered up by our storage shed mostly dead standing ash, few junk trees (willow and sassafras, mostly for the fire ring) that were easy pickings, and some red oak. Picked up free pallets to stack the remainder of the wood that is outside. People laugh when I tell them I don't have a stove in the house yet, but will actually start that next weekend. approx. 16' X 20' car port.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,125
Foothills of The Adirondacks
It was pretty windy yesterday so I decided to check the trails, nothing down which is good. I did clear some face slappers from a few trails, for some reason I never took a before picture.

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,470
Downeast Maine
Very close to ordering a hydraulic post hole digger. I'm looking at getting two augers, a 24" for placing 8x8 posts and a 9" for placing 4x4 fence posts. Here on the coast it's all packed clay with lots of gravel, rocks, and boulders. I'm thinking a round carbide tipped rock auger due to the ledge and granite, but I'm not sure it's 100% necessary. There are carbide tipped augers that have flat teeth which cost much less, but I think I will really hate myself if they don't work out.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,470
Downeast Maine
I just placed an order for a Danuser EP10 offset PHD. Working with a different vendor for the rock augers, they have a much better price.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,125
Foothills of The Adirondacks
My plan was to remove four stumps but one is near a nice Maple tree so I'll zip that off closer to the ground, the first two were smaller and the third stump I zipped off the top some so I could plant it right back where it came from.

This will give us a small trail in that area for walking or running the four wheeler on it.
 

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JimBear

Feeling the Heat
Dec 15, 2017
484
Iowa
Cut up some Osage that wasn’t going to make the grade for fence posts, about 2/3 cord this load, some of it needs split but that’s a project for a cooler day. I think I have about another 1/2 cord to load up, haul & stack with this stuff.

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,653
Kirtland Ohio
All you guys doing wood, all I did yesterday was mow. I did get the place looking good for my daughters 7th birthday party. I even mowed around all my log piles one of these weekends I'll cut them.
 

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
1,343
Woolwich nj
As of right now I'm done untill January. this is this years work
I split and stacked this.. this is 12x4.5x7
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I went on the scrounge for all this .. free wood.. cherry ,white oak, red oak. the pile is 8x6x24
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I'll be back at it.. come January.. ill start processing the log lenth and filling the woodshed..