Work Done in 2021

kennyp2339

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Feb 16, 2014
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got about 30” of snow, it’s still coming down, those mountains in the back are between 8-14ft high, also the new tire chains are one of the best tractor improvements I’ve done, great traction all the way around.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,478
Foothills of The Adirondacks
We decided that we would put in two loads of firewood before the wind chills move in, we put in two loads that have some sugar & red maple but most of the wood is beech.

We have just over two 4 x 4 racks of this firewood inside, in picture 1498 is what we have left for this month. We still have over three face cord of cherry left (maybe four) and just under four face cord of shoulder season wood left that we planned on burning this heating season. .
 

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,775
Kirtland Ohio
I ended up getting a small load of hedge I believe from work the other day. I have another post asking if I have the correct name for what I believe I have.
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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
5,453
Downeast Maine
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got about 30” of snow, it’s still coming down, those mountains in the back are between 8-14ft high, also the new tire chains are one of the best tractor improvements I’ve done, great traction all the way around.
I have pretty much the same setup for my tractor, but didn't put the front chains on this year. When I start making my way back through the woods felling trees I'll probably throw the fronts back on. The rear chains never come off, but we don't have any paved surfaces.
 

Zombie

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Dec 21, 2020
63
NC
This year so far has been a very busy one for me. Aquired and installed the dog warmer and new chimney. Built a reflective wall with an inch air gap behing it so I don't lose so much heat to the block wall. And I've collected about 2 cords of wood so far. I need to find a tree service guy like some of you have so I dont have to go get it. :( we are also remodeling our house, so that's a lot of work too, the whole house had wood panel and fiberboard tile ceiling. We have sheetrocked the whole place walls and ceiling and I made my own flooring, jist installed 2 new exterior doors yesterday and c/s/s another trailer load of logs for use next year hopefully if the solar kiln works out this summer.
 

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,775
Kirtland Ohio
Nice work Zombie, I'm sure your buddy will appreciate the warmer. I like the hardwood floor, is it maple?
 

kennyp2339

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Feb 16, 2014
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@Zombie that floor is awesome looking, is it tounge and groove or just straight planks? Either way, great job
 

Zombie

Member
Dec 21, 2020
63
NC
Nice work Zombie, I'm sure your buddy will appreciate the warmer. I like the hardwood floor, is it maple?
Thanks, yea its maple, oil based urethane.
@Zombie that floor is awesome looking, is it tounge and groove or just straight planks? Either way, great job
Hand cut planks, face nailed to the floor with bright nails. It started as 4x8 sheets of 3/4 inch maple plywood with poplar core. I cut them into 4 ft long 5 1/2 inch wide planks. It has been a fun project for sure. Luckily, I purchased all of it before prices shot up. Took just under 12 sheets to do the living room and hallway, at about $55 a sheet.
 
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MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
740
NW Ontario
I've been working on bringing ash home this week from a local harvesting op. It's been $60/load, and they charge $180 for a cord of white birch or ash. So, in theory, every three truck loads for me is one cord. So far I think I'm coming out ahead :)

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First three loads in the truck. This is what my 'one cord' looks like (I think I did good, but please correct me if I'm wrong):
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ClintonH

Burning Hunk
Jan 4, 2014
105
NW OH
Once this ice melts off, I'm back to Dad's for my trailer and Kubota. We skidded logs with my older brother for about 6 hours yesterday: almost 25 ash trees, 25-75' long, all pulled up to the buildlings for weather-independent processing. Dad has 10 acres of woods and we finally got some equipment out to drag out the dead-fallen ash. Lots of wood to be had, plenty more to be drug out, once the ground freezes up again. I keep pushing him to get a forester in to help manage the repopulation of his woods in absence of these monster ash....time will tell.
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Well...we have like 4 or 5 logs done, 20+ to go. I'll bet anyone a beer that we end up farming around these things this spring. I'm good for the year, but Dad will need some more under roof before next winter. Time/life/work balance, amiright?!
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,775
Kirtland Ohio
I ended up getting 2 dump truck loads of locust today. They were just going to throw the trees into a pile along the hill/woods to make room for equipment to get buy. I asked if I could have the wood and they said take what I want.
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
740
NW Ontario
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Yesterday's and today's loads. That's five now I've brought home this week, all ash. Holy smokes, I had to use my little truck to pull those two bruisers off of the big truck today, and they stayed exactly where they came off! Pretty happy with the haul so far - $300 in, which is the cost of 1.66 cords. Here's what the pile looks like, plus the two hogs:

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Never mind that birch that's stacked - that's part of last year's work :)

Feels good to be getting ready and getting really ahead. This is gonna be my year to be all done processing before summer even hits, barring any unforseen circumstances.
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
740
NW Ontario
I ended up getting 2 dump truck loads of locust today. They were just going to throw the trees into a pile along the hill/woods to make room for equipment to get buy. I asked if I could have the wood and they said take what I want.
holy smokes, i would give a finger to bump into a score like that!
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
740
NW Ontario
I wrangled a load of Oak today

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Oh man, you always seem to wrangle the best looking loads of firewood. Is this oak from your property, or do you have access to somewhere you can harvest your firewood? Great looking rounds!
 

kennyp2339

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JimBear

Minister of Fire
Dec 15, 2017
591
Iowa
Oh man, you always seem to wrangle the best looking loads of firewood. Is this oak from your property, or do you have access to somewhere you can harvest your firewood? Great looking rounds!
The Ash, Hickory & this load of Oak have all come from a State Park about 3 miles from my house. The park is taking down most if not all the Ash trees within the camp grounds, picnic areas & equestrian area. They are taking down several Oaks & a few Hickories. There should of been several more loads of Ash but someone went in & cut the trunks out of about 30 Ash trees & shoved all the remnants into piles making it pretty rough to get any thing cut out of them. There was lots of 4” - 12” wood in those piles.
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,775
Kirtland Ohio
That is how I end up with a lot of my wood just from right a way's being cleared and the trees being left or being just put into piles.
 
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MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
740
NW Ontario
The Ash, Hickory & this load of Oak have all come from a State Park about 3 miles from my house. The park is taking down most if not all the Ash trees within the camp grounds, picnic areas & equestrian area. They are taking down several Oaks & a few Hickories. There should of been several more loads of Ash but someone went in & cut the trunks out of about 30 Ash trees & shoved all the remnants into piles making it pretty rough to get any thing cut out of them. There was lots of 4” - 12” wood in those piles.
too bad someone got greedy and made a mess of things. is it first come first serve?
 
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