Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by H-Ranch, Sep 26, 2014.
@H-Ranch Looks like you had a nice day to work in the woods. Keep getting after it
Yeah, it was really nice when I was cutting last week. Power was out for almost 7 days so I'm just now getting caught up on things. This morning looked like this, though it's been melting throughout the day
Yesterday, early morning the snow flakes were the size of beer coaster and they hung in the air like kites. So thick you could barely make out the trees. Then late afternoon it rained.
Seven days without power...can begin to imagine.
I live 7 miles from my brother in law, I used to be able to spit out my front door and he was with out power. Talked him into getting a whole house generator which he did as a Christmas gift to him and his wife. He lost power once early in January but I believe it was the power companies test. Even with the 60 and 70 MPH winds last week with gust higher he did not have the power go out from the power company. Believe me it is well worth the money no more aggravation setting up some thing to power the sump pump to power the well to power all the house lights and out lets not to mention the pole barn.
I've been without power for 5 days before. nothing like peace of mind, no more searching for any kind of ice, a station open so I could buy gasoline for a small generator, no more driving to a truck stop for a shower.
I'll have to do a picture tour of my woods also.
Alleyyooper: What do the generators run on???
Natural gas or propane.
Brother in laws runs on propane I have natural gas, was ran down our road in 1985.
Last year was a tough year for extra chores around the property - taking care of aging parents was the focus. Cleared the fallen trees across some of the trails today. Will get this to the woodpiles when it dries later this year.
“As for getting the wood to the house, why not have the kids each carry a piece or two back when they walk on the trail?”
I grew up with two brothers who’s mother had a wood cook stove. We boys spent a lot of time tromping through the woods and exploring old farmsteads. Before being allowed to go, the brothers were given orders to bring home at least two old fence rails. Picture three or four 10 year olds each dragging a 12 foot rail down the road.
Lots of old chestnut fence rails went through that stove.
I also picture all of the neighbors animals free ranging!!
Last night and today getting deadfall and dead standing. Hope to get all of this and more to the wood stacks this weekend.
I love making trails in the woods. As of right now I have an approx 9-10’ wide path that makes about a half mile loop in my woods. I’m working on extending it another quarter mile or so. So it’d be about a 3/4 mile long trail on a 21 acre parcel. I also plan to set up a campsite clearing maybe 30’x 30’ with a little cabin along the trail maybe 50 yards off the path, and a gun range. My 45 hp kioti with bucket and pulling a wagon can still make the turns without worrying about trees. I yorkrake it 2-3 times a year. The hardest part I find is getting rid of the tree stumps and filling in the holes from big boulders. It’s worth borrowing or renting big machinery to do the rough path and then fine tuning it with a smaller machine little by little on weekends and such.
Love woods pics. Photo tip - kneel down, put the woodpile offset to the side in the foreground, and give us the context of the woods in the background.
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