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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
3,422
Downeast Maine
We put a small load of Ironwood (American Hophornbeam) in today

I take it the wife is feeling better, what type of trees did you get?
Mostly some small dying fir with a couple of decent spruce logs. Monday a friend came to help and yesterday my wife kept an eye on me while I pulled the trees down with the winch. Somehow I even convinced her to pull the rope and engage the winch. In a week or two she will be able to help me work a bit rather than supervise.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,575
Foothills of The Adirondacks
With our area in for some possible snow (the new forecast is 7 inches) I decided that it was time to check some of our trails. Everything was fine until the west end of our biggest ravine, mother nature took a cherry down so I opened it up and brought some of the rounds home.

Picture 9989 is one of our main trails, and the rest are of the ravine or looking down in it.
 

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Gearhead660

Member
Dec 20, 2018
141
WI

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
3,422
Downeast Maine
648 is after Monday
649 is after Tuesday
654 is After dragging down the last few logs this morning. Most of the big logs are fir and have heartwood rot at the base. Most of these logs will probably end up as firewood. I'll probably get several dozen more by the end of winter.
 

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
3,422
Downeast Maine
I'm thinking about using some of the 4-6" diameter stem portions from the top of the trees to make a log cradle.
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
11,463
Southern IN
its cut at the base but held up in the Hedge trees.
I love the way the Hedge branches; They look spooky, like something that you would see on Halloween night that would send shivers up your spine. :oops: >>
 
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JimBear

Feeling the Heat
Dec 15, 2017
338
Iowa
I love the way the Hedge branches; They look spooky, like something that you would see on Halloween night that would send shivers up your spine. :oops: >>
Those Witch’s fingers are pretty stout, they grab anything close & refuse to let go. The low hangers that I don’t see usually send a few curses up when they rake across my face.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,575
Foothills of The Adirondacks
648 is after Monday
649 is after Tuesday
654 is After dragging down the last few logs this morning. Most of the big logs are fir and have heartwood rot at the base. Most of these logs will probably end up as firewood. I'll probably get several dozen more by the end of winter.
How many stumps will you be grinding up when you're done felling?
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
3,422
Downeast Maine
We received about the same, ours was not a heavy snow.

AccuWeather is saying we could another 6-10 Saturday and Sunday.
Yeah, I saw that we are probably going to get another 6" on Sunday. I was hoping to get some more trees, but I have to put the blower back on.
 

EODMSgt

Member
Dec 11, 2018
178
White Mountain Region, NH
Didn't get anything cut, split or stacked but did redo how I'm carrying the gear on the ATV. Too much weight on the composite rack on the front of the Polaris (and a pain when accessing the compartment underneath) so everything is now secured on the steel back rack.

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
3,422
Downeast Maine
Didn't get anything cut, split or stacked but did redo how I'm carrying the gear on the ATV. Too much weight on the composite rack on the front of the Polaris (and a pain when accessing the compartment underneath) so everything is now secured on the steel back rack.

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Did you fabricate the chainsaw holster? I need something like that for my tractor.
 

EODMSgt

Member
Dec 11, 2018
178
White Mountain Region, NH
Did you fabricate the chainsaw holster? I need something like that for my tractor.
The chainsaw holder is a Moose ATV product. There are a bunch of different ones out there for tractors. I'm looking at something like this for my Kioti:


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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,553
Kirtland Ohio
Me and the labs filled the garage back up last night before the rain and snow hit. Around 530 pm or so I noticed my electric fence for the dogs one of the red lights was out the one that shows you have a continuous loop. They both pretty much know their boundaries but I didn't like that it was off, so me and the younger lab with my head lamp were able to find the break and had it fixed within a couple of hours. Nothing better than looking for a a needle in a hay stack in the dark. I'm glad I was able to find it and repair it before the four inches of snow then the freezing rain showed up, it would not have been a fun day. Plus I have a garage full of dry locust for the coming cold this week.
 
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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
3,422
Downeast Maine
We might be getting 8" here tonight and tomorrow morning. I'll be starting at 0500 tomorrow morning for getting it cleared. In anticipation I made sure my house is ready so all I will have to do is run the tractor blower and the walk behind.
 
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