Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.
And here too we often have words that have double meanings
What species of tree is it Kiwi
A brisk but big sky here yesterday
Off to where we had the MF135 parked and then a couple of mile to where we had a pile of wood that we scrounged a while ago .
The plan was to go get the trailer , cut a tractor road to haul out the wood and get it to the pit .
Down the new section then down the road to the pile we went
Jerry blocked up and I Fiskared (is that a word?) and loaded the trailer .
The suspension is a little soft lol
Up the road and through the trail then to the it it went
We went and got a second load since we had time but we did have to work for it , the trailer popped of the ball a couple of times and the adjustment nut was seized but we won at the end of it
It was a good day
That's what happened to my wife!
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At Camp Smith the new recruits were killing the Black and King snakes. Finally, one of the older guys says to them "What the heck are you doing? Don't you know we brought the Black and King Snakes in here because they eat the Copperheads and Rattlers" (the two poisonous ones in this area).
Some people just have an abnormal fear of snakes. When I was a kid, my friend and I often kept them as pests (Garter Snakes), so I don't have that fear. Some are good, some are bad.
The boss had a moment. Turns out when aluminum meets concrete pole it loses.
Hey James !
finally my 880 is starting to run right,ran 4 tanks through it yesterday with no problems
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Started the day of right with a Philly favorite, scrapple, egg, and cheese on a hoagie roll.
Loaded and stacked a little over a half cord of scrounged maple for a friend. Standard issue porch stack for the area, easy $100.
Going to be a touch warm for scrounging in the next few days. 42°C today then 44°C tomorrow followed by 46°C (115°F) on Wednesday before cooling off to 41°C and 40°C (104°F) for Thursday and Friday. That'll be a relief!
We were taking a crane tower up to Philly and got on the job site before they unlocked the gates. My buddy said there was a good breakfast place around the corner. He got bacon and egg and was heading back to the tractor in a few minutes. In a bit he was back yelling we had to get the rig unloaded and off the street before rush hour started, and we only had a few minutes left. Finally got my sandwich, scrapple, egg, and cheese. The scrapple was a solid inch thick, crispy on the outside and a little mushy on the inside, two eggs, and two slices of cheese. If I could find that place, I'd drive back up just for breakfast.
The repurpose trailer looks like it's come in handy Duncan.
Yep up in the 40's around here too over the next few days and a good week of warmer weather, which I'm not a real fan of, bring on winter I say.
I didn't make it to my gate today. Sat down to have some lunch and watch some of the Pat's game and just woke up. Getting out of bed at 2am was a little ruff guess I was tired.
Well , since it was another big sky day and the temps were a little more comfortable here than in that "Hemisphere of a Hunret Sumthin degrees !" I crossed that gate lol
We only went out to scrounge one stem ,,,,, Honest lol
Load 1 of Fiskared wood
We got it up the haul road and then loaded my dump trailer
We had a chit ton of ice to deal with , roads and wood included
Load #2 and sammich tyme so no saws left behind
2 scrounged trailer loads dropped at the scrounge pile
So after the sammich and a few sticks thrown in the furnace off to the gate it was
When I got there I was before Jerry so while I was waiting I went to a pine tree that was blown down and scorched from a forestfire several years ago , I had bucked a couple of rounds from it a couple of years ago but it was wet and heavy .
Still too wet to split as you can see ice in the round . I might go grab a few round before spring .
We got load #3 from the pile to the dump trailer .
When we went for #4 we opted for some fresh cut wood lol
There were a few dead top hard maple and a white birch right by the road so ,,,
While Jerry was dropping and blocking I was cutting a trail
Load #4 for the day
No skeeters , black flies , tics , venomous snakes and spiders or drop bears seen for miles
It was a great day !
I did cut and split 2 smaller buckets of punky oak and 1 boxelder. Dirty stuff sure is rough on the saws. Had the 011avt going hard. Was gonna use the 52 but the on/off switch came lose and was hanging up the throttle.
Tomorrow more brush and a half a dozen live boxelder. Then I can drop another hollow dangerous looking oak tree with 1 live large limb going straight north leans to the west not sure... It will come down just not a lot of reward for the risk and work. Should get close to a cord of burnable stuff. Will take a couple pix before and hopefully after!
Jerry looked at the trailer and shook his head , I said "It's free , if we get a load out it's paid for ."
I think it's earned it's keep
Heck , it even has mint winter tires !
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