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ClintonH

Burning Hunk
Jan 4, 2014
123
NW OH
I put 3 tanks of gas through the saw this weekend. Here's the stack so far. I had to bring out the big guns (5 y/o and 3 y/o boys) yesterday--hand-me-down coat from the big sister is looking good. They did great--cleaned up branches, bark, vines, etc. and put on a burn pile for later disposal. they both drove the little Kubota a bit too (the 3 y/o needs some practice). 23-24 or 24-25 wood. I'll split it all this spring of 22 once we shut down the stove for the year (i.e., we're fuller than we've ever been with logs to spare). Pallets reach 35', will be stacked in rounds 2 deep. Hopyard is in the background--sleeping for the off-season.

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,241
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I put 3 tanks of gas through the saw this weekend. Here's the stack so far. I had to bring out the big guns (5 y/o and 3 y/o boys) yesterday--hand-me-down coat from the big sister is looking good. They did great--cleaned up branches, bark, vines, etc. and put on a burn pile for later disposal. they both drove the little Kubota a bit too (the 3 y/o needs some practice). 23-24 or 24-25 wood. I'll split it all this spring of 22 once we shut down the stove for the year (i.e., we're fuller than we've ever been with logs to spare). Pallets reach 35', will be stacked in rounds 2 deep. Hopyard is in the background--sleeping for the off-season.

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Nice work @ClintonH , it's always nice when you see the kids outside helping and it looks like you had some nice weather.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,241
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I went around the house property getting any dead downed wood near the trails and cut some smaller dead pine down and we had a fire. I hauled 10 - 12 loads over to the outside fireplace.

The garbage can in the picture is for any ashes from the wood stove, once it's full I'll move it off the driveway, we'll use the ash on it when the driveway gets ice on it.

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,241
Foothills of The Adirondacks
With rain coming in tonight and tomorrow, we put in two loads of firewood. I also plowed the two inches of new snow off the driveway and then scraped it down good, I'm hoping the rains get through what's left down to the driveway with minimal ice left after it freezes.
 
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sweedish

Feeling the Heat
Feb 6, 2019
282
Michigan
I finished splitting and stacking the stuff I had piled in front of the wood shed, half of it was an Austrian pine that was in the yard I took down, the other half was Apple wood from some trees I had to remove for a customer. The remainder of the bay will be filled with the stacks I had outside. Sadly, they are not getting dry enough, so restacking inside is in order. B45D7C9D-F9D1-4218-B3A6-D5FD9DB38591.jpeg D7A40824-7C83-4090-B6D5-35152C40FDD0.jpeg
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,241
Foothills of The Adirondacks
With possible heavy rains and wind moving in on Monday, we put in another two loads of what was mostly cherry with some maple splits.

We're in the 50 - 70 mph area with a possible three quarters of an inch of rain, if we get that, I expect power outages.

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kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
6,281
07462
Plan for the day: Final yard cleaning, drain the gas out of the mower, christmas lights going up, topping off the garage wood rack & prepping the tractor for winter snow, putting on the rear grader blade and front snow pusher, oiling the tire chains and moving the buckets from the shed to the garage incase I need them. I'm expecting snow mid-week and want to be ready. If there's time I will burn off the firepit.
 

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
747
Southern WI
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Got a load of oak this morning before breakfast. Seem to be getting a lot of oak lately(not complaining). Split most of it in the afternoon before it got dark.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
2,827
Long Island NY
Plan for the day: Final yard cleaning, drain the gas out of the mower, christmas lights going up, topping off the garage wood rack & prepping the tractor for winter snow, putting on the rear grader blade and front snow pusher, oiling the tire chains and moving the buckets from the shed to the garage incase I need them. I'm expecting snow mid-week and want to be ready. If there's time I will burn off the firepit.

And? Did you succeed making the day as productive as you planned? If so: hats off!
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,850
Kirtland Ohio
Resized_20211127_163938_7316.jpeg My last few weekends have just been carrying in wood to the garage and keeping the kindling barrel full. Temps have been warmer here. This pic is from the weekendof thanksgiving. It was a cold snowy weekend and mwe and the dogs were in the woods moving wood and doing some retrieves. My younger lab loves the pond no matter what temp. Then we went to the 50's for a few days and now back in the mid 20's. I hope the wind didn't really effect anyone that bad we had a few thousand off yesterday so we worked 16 to put people back on. In a few days they are calling for mid 40's again so back to a muddy mess.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,241
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Tomorrow I'll be checking the trails after the strong winds we had yesterday, I'm sure there will be small stuff down that will need clearing off the trail, we'll see if mother nature gives us any nice firewood.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,241
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I changed my plans from my above post, part of the day was spent cleaning up a few smaller trees that mother nature took down with the last wind event we had and most of the day was getting some smaller dead pine down, cut and then in the outside fireplace.

It snowed for a time which was nice. Picture 2554 are the two smaller trees the wind felled, I hauled over 12 loads of dead pine to the outside fireplace before I called it a day.

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
2,827
Long Island NY
I just split two wheelbarrows of the pine we took down last weekend. Just as a satisfying little thing to do after work (and before dark).

Will post a pic when the last stack in the last bay is full too.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
2,827
Long Island NY
To be honest, I don't know. I can post a pic of the splits this weekend.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,241
Foothills of The Adirondacks
To be honest, I don't know. I can post a pic of the splits this weekend.
We have White Pine up here. Hopefully I'm back out there getting a few more dead White Pine on the ground tomorrow, split some and burn it up after we put in more wood.

I've always wanted to cleanup the area I've been working since there's a bunch of dead Pine standing and down.

I might stick the utility trailer in that area this winter, if I need it the tractor can pull it out.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
2,827
Long Island NY
And you have too much pine to split and stack it? (Though this year you ran out of pine...?)

I have a year scheduled (23-24) where I have only red oak and a bit of black locust. I like to have some pine too, for starting fires.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,241
Foothills of The Adirondacks
And you have too much pine to split and stack it? (Though this year you ran out of pine...?)

I have a year scheduled (23-24) where I have only red oak and a bit of black locust. I like to have some pine too, for starting fires.
This next little warmup, I plan on finishing the last stack of the six face cord. I didn't stack a full six for this year (just getting sick of pine) so the five face we had we burned, we usually save two face for the spring but not this year.

The pine is also nice for throwing on top of coals when you need to burn them down.

We use to burn Hemlock but I haven't even touched any of that, mother nature snapped off a few nice size trees back on the lot I usually cut on. I should have a shoulder season GTG.