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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,582
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Yesterday I felled two dead pine, one I cut & split and then brought over to the fireplace. Today I took care of the second one in the picture and had a nice fire.

I had set a few trail cams up, not much going on except for a few pics of some deer.

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wishlist

Minister of Fire
Mar 28, 2011
618
Corunna, Michigan
Went out this morning and loaded up some dead ash that I hauled out of the woods in the spring . Wanted to get it inside the barn before we get a bunch of snow tonight .
I’ll get it cut and spit and use this load for the evaporator.

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,582
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Went out this morning and loaded up some dead ash that I hauled out of the woods in the spring . Wanted to get it inside the barn before we get a bunch of snow tonight .
I’ll get it cut and spit and use this load for the evaporator.

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Nice work @wishlist , how much snow are they saying your area will get?
 

wishlist

Minister of Fire
Mar 28, 2011
618
Corunna, Michigan
Nice work @wishlist , how much snow are they saying your area will get?
We were at 5-8” but that has been scaled back . Hoping we don’t get much , we need some frost in the ground . Everything is just plain sloppy mud . We do have some nice single digits coming up this week tho .
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,582
Foothills of The Adirondacks
We were at 5-8” but that has been scaled back . Hoping we don’t get much , we need some frost in the ground . Everything is just plain sloppy mud . We do have some nice single digits coming up this week tho .
They're calling for 3-6 for our area, we have some single digit temps coming up at night and another warm stretch before more cold comes in.

The area I was cutting in today didn't seem to have much frost at all either, the trails for the sleds are still closed so because of the lack of snow, even though this snow will help, I think the trails will stay closed until we get a good 10-12 on the ground.

I think 2020 was like this year, we had February and part of March that the trails were open.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,582
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Missed us completely, AGAIN. @woodlands keeps taking our snow away...........LOL
We only received 4 to 5 inches of snow, it wasn't the heavy stuff so I left it on the driveway, I might just pack it down since there's ice underneath it.

About all I did today was take the dog for a few walks, took the rhino for a ride and put this in the oven at 1:15 today, it tasted great.

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
Not much work for me this year; built and filled the 3-year shed last year (about 2.75 cords per stack). This winter burning the last if the tarped stacks (so the shed is for starting next season).

Gonna miss processing wood...
 

wishlist

Minister of Fire
Mar 28, 2011
618
Corunna, Michigan
Ended up with 5” or so of very light snow . After plowing the drive I worked on the trailer load of wood from yesterday. Beautiful day out , 20 and sun with no wind .
Unfortunately got a call and a friend passed from covid . Quit for the rest of the day .
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
Ended up with 5” or so of very light snow . After plowing the drive I worked on the trailer load of wood from yesterday. Beautiful day out , 20 and sun with no wind .
Unfortunately got a call and a friend passed from covid . Quit for the rest of the day .

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you were able to say goodbye. Cherish the memories made, and pay those good times forward.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,582
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Ended up with 5” or so of very light snow . After plowing the drive I worked on the trailer load of wood from yesterday. Beautiful day out , 20 and sun with no wind .
Unfortunately got a call and a friend passed from covid . Quit for the rest of the day .
Sorry about the loss of your friend.
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
923
NW Ontario

JamesGuido

Member
Jan 5, 2021
153
Raymond, Wisconsin
Ended up with 5” or so of very light snow . After plowing the drive I worked on the trailer load of wood from yesterday. Beautiful day out , 20 and sun with no wind .
Unfortunately got a call and a friend passed from covid . Quit for the rest of the day .
very sorry to hear of the lost of your friend. This virus is devastating... i've had 7 close friends or relatives that have died for this, including my youngest sister and all with no other health related issues... it is so hard to understand it, and so hard to accept it.
Again, my deepest condolences.
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
923
NW Ontario
Holy jeepers, I just went online to order a set of replacement pins for my moisture meter, as mine are pretty bent - $34 CAD, but only $14 USD. Pretty sure the exchange rate isn't <$0.50/USD - RIDICULOUS.

Guess I'll be making due with my hagard pins! Jeepers - I could buy a whole new MM for another $15
 
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wishlist

Minister of Fire
Mar 28, 2011
618
Corunna, Michigan
Thank you all for the kind words . Unfortunately his wife now has covid . Ugh !
 
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wishlist

Minister of Fire
Mar 28, 2011
618
Corunna, Michigan
Getting ready for syrup season .
It was cold and windy out today , about 14 for a high . Did manage to get the rack filled up . It’s a 4x4x8 and I have another rack full already . One more good splitting day and I should have enough .
The evaporator has a 3 ft firebox with forced air blown in under the fire . Lots of small splits and you get some serious heat . Downside is I fill it about every 6-8 minutes .

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MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
923
NW Ontario
Getting ready for syrup season .
It was cold and windy out today , about 14 for a high . Did manage to get the rack filled up . It’s a 4x4x8 and I have another rack full already . One more good splitting day and I should have enough .
The evaporator has a 3 ft firebox with forced air blown in under the fire . Lots of small splits and you get some serious heat . Downside is I fill it about every 6-8 minutes .

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what is that metal caging you're using to stack (not the IBC tote, the black stuff)? did you make that? looks sharp and would work really well over here.
 
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
Getting ready for syrup season .
It was cold and windy out today , about 14 for a high . Did manage to get the rack filled up . It’s a 4x4x8 and I have another rack full already . One more good splitting day and I should have enough .
The evaporator has a 3 ft firebox with forced air blown in under the fire . Lots of small splits and you get some serious heat . Downside is I fill it about every 6-8 minutes .

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Wow 6-8 mins reload... From the splitter directly into the fire in a continuous mode...
 
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