Work Done In 2020

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,342
Downeast Maine
Sorry to heat that Spacebus. My grandmother hatched chicks and ducks for many years unfortunately it happens. Still a crappy feeling when it happens. I hope the other 24 do well.
Indeed. The rest look fine and all were all doing well this morning. At first I thought these 8 week might go very slowly, but with all the work to do around here it might go pretty quick.
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,646
Kirtland Ohio
My phone was dead but I ended up cutting a few truck loads of firewood for a buddy at work for his outdoor fire pit. It was a hot weekend but I'll take it. Spacebus are you planning on getting and ducks or other birds?
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,342
Downeast Maine
My phone was dead but I ended up cutting a few truck loads of firewood for a buddy at work for his outdoor fire pit. It was a hot weekend but I'll take it. Spacebus are you planning on getting and ducks or other birds?
I want some palm turkeys or pea fowl next year. If I'm able to make a permanent pond on the property ducks or geese would be nice, but geese are kind of scary.
 
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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,646
Kirtland Ohio
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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,342
Downeast Maine
Look up runner ducks they produce a lot of eggs and they are pretty cool to have running around, they look like a bowling pin with legs. There are a few different varieties out there. Duck eggs taste a little different but in cooking and baking you won't notice a difference. Plus they require little maintenance.
Indian Runner duck - The Livestock Conservancy
livestockconservancy.org › heritage › internal › runner
I pretty much only bake with duck eggs, but I buy them locally.
 
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EODMSgt

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2018
280
White Mountain Region, NH
Managed to get out and split/stack four more trailer loads. It was 72 and raining when I started and 81 and sunny when I finished, so not too bad. Finished the cord stack on the left and went to work on the one on the right (probably can't tell from the pictures but they're double rows). The left stack is mostly beech, white birch, and some silver maple. The right stack (so far) is mainly ash, beech, and (long dead) red oak. Judging by what I have stacked so far, I have about 4+ cords left in rounds/logs to split and stack. Added to the 8 cords I already have CSS and seasoned, it's not a bad place to be in late July and it looks like I'm closer to my goal of 20 cords than I thought.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,019
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Managed to get out and split/stack four more trailer loads. It was 72 and raining when I started and 81 and sunny when I finished, so not too bad. Finished the cord stack on the left and went to work on the one on the right (probably can't tell from the pictures but they're double rows). The left stack is mostly beech, white birch, and some silver maple. The right stack (so far) is mainly ash, beech, and (long dead) red oak. Judging by what I have stacked so far, I have about 4+ cords left in rounds/logs to split and stack. Added to the 8 cords I already have CSS and seasoned, it's not a bad place to be in late July and it looks like I'm closer to my goal of 20 cords than I thought.
Nice job @EODMSgt , the way you work that 20 cord will come quick.::P
 

EODMSgt

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2018
280
White Mountain Region, NH
Thanks @thewoodlands. Only got three trailer loads done yesterday before the heat got to me (and one load was nothing but uglies).
 

Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
341
Southern WI
Havent done much wood this summer, been hot and humid. Cut a load to clear a spot for a hunting blind. Also got a "free" load from a friend, already cut up. Now I remember why I prefer to cut it myself...
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,019
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I felled two Yellow Birch to make room for plowing snow and it will make the entrance to the small gully bigger and easier.

Picture 0626 is the first smaller Yellow Birch, 0627 & 0628 is the rounds from the Birch, 0629,30,31 is the second Birch that I felled today and the rest of the pictures are what I plan to fell so that whole area is open.
 

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,342
Downeast Maine
I was excited to mill a big Balsam fir log today only to dull up the chains several times on hidden bark debris to find half the log rotten. It went smoothly once I had it slabbed up, but the second log was just as bad with dulling the chains. I'll be spending a lot of time with the grinder tomorrow, I should get pretty fast!
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,019
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Just some pictures of the Yellow Birch (3 separate trees) that I felled today, there is still more bucking left but once I ran out of water, I called it a day. One part of this Yellow Birch was very small like a branch and the first part I felled, I forgot to take a picture.
 

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,342
Downeast Maine
Was finally able to get that log cut open after getting the dirty bark off. I'm wondering if the grey staining is from old nails or screws that just dissolved over the past 40-50 years. It always seemed like my chainsaw bar wanted to climb in the cut right as I got to the area with the staining.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,019
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Today I took care of the tops from two Yellow Birch, there isn't any big wood but these rounds will burn. I did get all the small branches off to the side with some on the backhill but I can get through the trail after I cleared everything that was down. I did drag one top out of an old trail using the rhino, it also put me cutting in an area that had some shade.

One of the pictures is the gully at the base of backhill that will need limbing up more for our RTV.
 

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mrd1995

Member
Feb 21, 2020
99
North East, Pa
Another couple loads of rounds, Norway Spruce, Red Pine, Silver Maple, and Ash. I think White Ash but could be wrong was growing along a stream. All free plus a little shipping and handling of course. All in I think I got close to 3.5 cords free. Trailer is just about a half cord. 6.5' x 10'
 

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,646
Kirtland Ohio
Cut till about 9 last night helping my brother get these large ash trees at a friends of his cut up. It saved him a couple grand to not have the tree guys remove it plus we get all the wood. I'll get some pics this weekend when we start hauling it.
 

EODMSgt

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2018
280
White Mountain Region, NH
Finally making progress despite the heat. The front pile of rounds is almost finished being split and stacked. Going by the cord calculator, so far I've gotten just over 4 1/4 cords out of the pile (each of the new stacks is 1.25 cords and the 1 1/2 bins of uglies is just over 1/2 cord) . Based off that, I'm estimating I have around 3 cords left to split and stack between what's left in the front pile and all the rounds and logs in the back. Not bad for scrounging late winter/early spring. (First pic is where it started.)

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Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
341
Southern WI
Finally making progress despite the heat. The front pile of rounds is almost finished being split and stacked. Going by the cord calculator, so far I've gotten just over 4 1/4 cords out of the pile (each of the new stacks is 1.25 cords and the 1 1/2 bins of uglies is just over 1/2 cord) . Based off that, I'm estimating I have around 3 cords left to split and stack between what's left in the front pile and all the rounds and logs in the back. Not bad for scrounging late winter/early spring. (First pic is where it started.)

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Very nice. Your stacks are always impressively clean looking. What is that last pic? Custom wood crate?
 
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EODMSgt

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2018
280
White Mountain Region, NH
Very nice. Your stacks are always impressively clean looking. What is that last pic? Custom wood crate?
Thanks. The last pic is just a homemade pallet bin that I use for uglies. I have one and a half filled so far (lots of uglies with beech). Easy to move around with the forks on the tractor.

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