Work Done In 2020

NickW

Member
Oct 16, 2019
219
SE WI
Tonight will be the 30th night of burning brush & debris this year. Burn permit only allows burning from 6pm to midnight, so I will be up until 2:00 again... Should have things pretty well cleaned up after tonight.

Put in some trails the last couple of days to have better hiking and ATV access on the top end of the property. Can't find any dry enough areas to put more in on the lower end to haul out dead ash tree's during the summer. Sucks in winter in a swamp with 2 feet of snow like we did last winter.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,205
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I'm still in the dead pine reduction mode around the house lot, another three were taken care of today. I split four loads which went over to the fireplace for the next wet day.

The small tree in picture 1005, 1007 is the second dead pine, 1008 was the last dead pine taken out of that area, 1013 is getting setup near where the third dead pine was,1014 was a load going over to the fireplace and 1017 is an after picture of 1008.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,205
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I took the day off from any dead pine clearing and sharpened some chains that have been hanging near the grinder since I cleaned them.

I have two chains that are near the mark on the top plate when you end up throwing them away which didn't go on the grinder but will get hand filed for a few more uses before throwing them away.
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
5,142
07462
I have two chains that are near the mark on the top plate when you end up throwing them away which didn't go on the grinder but will get hand filed for a few more uses before throwing them away.
I use to use a grinder for my chains but now I just stick with the hand file, I get much more longevity out of the chains, about 8 full cords of wood before the chain gets to stretched out for the saw.
 

Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
406
Southern WI
Cut down a messy spruce to make room for a new wood shed. Finished the day with a cocktail by a fire from said tree.
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,205
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I did some limbing up of some old White Pine on a main trail and then brought four loads over to the fireplace, I still have more down but the sky was darkening up with the winds picking up so I called it a day.

I took down some smaller Maple in picture 1025 and in picture 1028 at the opposite end, you can see the difference.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,205
Foothills of The Adirondacks
The first three pictures should be some American Hophornbeam (Ironwood) that I split and stacked today, the last pictures are of some Yellow Birch and one White Birch that I split and stacked.
 

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,666
Kirtland Ohio
I ended up splitting kindling and filling the 60 gallon barrel I have in the garage and I have started filling the garage with some wood. They are calling for temps to be in the 30's at night by the end of the week.
 

MMH

Member
Jan 21, 2019
95
NV
Went for a quick cutting day to get some juniper. Will hopefully be making a few more trips for more of it and some mahogany. Envy you all with wooded lots at your disposal! Planning on stacking the rest of the pine rounds this week, a quick mow and the outside should be ready for winter. I’ll throw some pictures up when everything’s completed.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,205
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I haven't been taking the camera out but this week has been more of limbing up of Pines for future trails and for access to more dead Pine. Hopefully we get the rains they're forecasting for tonight so I can get rid of everything by the outside fireplace.
 

MMH

Member
Jan 21, 2019
95
NV
Finally got some outside stuff done; got all the rounds moved and stacked, haven’t measured but thinking 6-7 cords there, 4.3 css under the shop, stacked the flag stone and cleaned up the area. The now bald spot in the middle of pic 3 is where there was a giant pile of wood stone bark and dirt. Debating about a final mow for the year. Next project is building sides for the trailer and hopefully 2 more cutting trips for a cord of
Juniper and a cord of mahogany. Also got the inside projects done changed a dozen light bulbs, changed some filters and snaked a couple drains.. I’ll spare you those pics
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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,666
Kirtland Ohio
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Dustin

Minister of Fire
Sep 3, 2008
559
Western Oregon
Nice work @Dustin, what type of trees are in that pile?

Dour fir and maple. Didn’t quite have time to start the cutting, splitting and stacking part of this project. I decked the logs on some skids with the hope of keeping dreaded rot away. I’ll probably start bucking to firewood length and splitting sometime in January
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,205
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I did some trail clearing today (didn't take a picture of everything} I hadn't been to the area in picture 1052 in years but on the way to it, I cleared out two dead pine and up the hill was a dead Hemlock, 1053 is a rotten Basswood that came down across the trail,1054 is a dead rotten Maple that I cleared , 1055 is the after picture of 1054, 1058 is coming back home down 1052.
 

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Dustin

Minister of Fire
Sep 3, 2008
559
Western Oregon
I did some trail clearing today (didn't take a picture of everything} I hadn't been to the area in picture 1052 in years but on the way to it, I cleared out two dead pine and up the hill was a dead Hemlock, 1053 is a rotten Basswood that came down across the trail,1054 is a dead rotten Maple that I cleared , 1055 is the after picture of 1054, 1058 is coming back home down 1052.

How do you like your side by side? We’re looking at picking one up on a year or so. Kinda leaning toward a Kubota RTV.

Main reason is, I can’t get my MX5200 tractor down onto my lower 15 acres unless it’s fairly dry out. Once I get down in the woods it’s flat and nice, but the hill getting down makes me worry about losing traction and sliding to my death. Tractor = heavy.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,205
Foothills of The Adirondacks
How do you like your side by side? We’re looking at picking one up on a year or so. Kinda leaning toward a Kubota RTV.

Main reason is, I can’t get my MX5200 tractor down onto my lower 15 acres unless it’s fairly dry out. Once I get down in the woods it’s flat and nice, but the hill getting down makes me worry about losing traction and sliding to my death. Tractor = heavy.
Our Rhino has over 7600 working miles on it without any problems, once we bought the bigger piece of property, we bought the Rhino. We did just buy a RTV-X1100C and the Boss V-Plow will be installed this week, hopefully the RTV is a good vehicle for us like the Rhino is.