Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.
I’ve got a C72 running also.
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S6825 State Rd. 27
Augusta, WI 54722
Couple of neighbors already told me they will post no Sunday hunting signs if they open up Sunday hunting. I hear enough shooting Sundays with the gun club a1/4 mile away.
There aren't enough hunters to create a problem anymore...where I hunt, I used to see 25 guys everyday and the road parked full. I haven't seen more than one hunter in the past ten years...and that was on the adjacent property.
We have 45 acres of prime hunting grounds...haven't been asked for permission to hunt in fifteen years.
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With all the rain we’ve been getting we just got hit with a flood warning. Nearest town has 3 streets flooded and closed. Was trying to cut on that big white oak today that’s along the road and was sinking over my ankles, gave up. You guys that do this for a living have my respect.
Dont like to hear that. Hope all turns out ok.
Got paid to drop a few trees at a neighbor's new house lot last week. As an added bonus, I got to bring home a trailer load of firewood.
That looks like Hackberry. Not too bad for firewood.
I have alot of hackberry. Stringy and takes forever to dry seems like to me. I'll let that stuff lay and rot next time. Which doesnt take long either
That does not look like any of the hackberry around here. I am not sure what it is....
Soft Maple (red or white?) and Beech.
I should have taken a pic when I headed home. Had as much in there as the trailer wanted.
Dan, should I send this up your way? Skilsaw 1631/PM340. 69cc's. Got it for $15 yesterday. Primed it and fired right up. I thought the plastic tank looked cracked and might leak. Filled the tank, started it up, ran a while. Very responsive, and very loud. The bar is shiny, no rust, and has "Made in Canada" stamped in it.let it sit a couple hours, no sign of leak.
I’ve got 8.5 cords currently stacked and split. Burn 6 a year. We are getting so much rain that im afraid my wood piles are not going to be ready this winter. This has GOT TO STOP or my wood burning this winter is screwed. Though all six of my cords that will be used this winter are types that definitely season faster I am still worried.
This winter im probably going to be burning about 75% black locust, and The rest is a mixture of a little cottonwood some maple and cherry.
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Yeah, the few hackberries I've seen near the Connecticut River in southern NH/VT were pretty easily distinguished by their warty bark. Not sure they even grow in central NH, lots of trees survive near the river that don't a few miles away, cottonwood for instance does great on the islands and shores of the Connecticut but does not thrive 10 miles east or west of the river in southern VT/NH.
Don't you worry at all, that locust should be plenty dry by then, it has a very low moisture content even when standing green.
Besides I've got dry wood here if you needed some to get you going for the yr .
Maybe I need to start stocking up for winter since many others haven't even been able to get out in the woods to get wood, could be a good yr to sell a few cord. I'm pretty sure if I wanted I could add a cord a day to the pile of dead standing, for sure a cord a week.
The grand river valley is where we live, I was just commenting today that I've never seen it this high this long in my life, I grew up here. Just across the river from where we live is the Lowell fairgrounds(where the Kent County Youth Fair is held), there is a drive that goes to where the flat river meets the grand, it's had a sign on it all yr saying rd closed, there is water over it still today. To say it's high considering it hasn't hardly dropped to a normal stage this spring yet would be putting it mild.
What's great for us is that we are about 2/3's up the river valley and we are in great draining soil, not everyone is that fortunate this yr .
I'm not convinced that getting your wood wet ( ) is necessarily a bad thing at this point. Kinda like if you wash your hands 50 times a day, look how dry they end up. Granted, if it stays wet absolutely all the way through to burning season, it prolly won't be very good, but as long as you get some drier weather for a month or two of summer I imagine you'll be ok. You should ask @KiwiBro about his river-drenching-wood-drying-leaching-out-the-moisture theory.
As for the black locust, I'm about to give mine away (@chipper might go into conniptions). The BTUs are there but I haven't come across an ashier wood. It might just be the local growing conditions for that particular species, but leaping lizards it makes a mess.
I am overwhelmed with wood this year, somewhere north of 80 cord split,stacked, cured (60 of locust). Normally burn 6+ a year but somehow came closer to 8 this eyar in spite of a mild winter. Normally burn 50% locust, 50% willow but this year I am mixing in maple, poplar, cottonwood. Tree service just dropped off about 3 cord poplar that I really have no place to put it where it will cure well. I have to tell him "no more". Meanwhile I'm still clear cutting a 1/2 mile of old willow for a farmer - nice wood to process but not 'quality'. I should be finished with that project this year. I like it, got a customer taking 6 cord/yr so between him and I the surplus usually disappears. Not now. I already have 11 cord of cured willow taking up good 'curing space' - single stacks long the fences of the lot (1/2 acre of pasture).
Time to hang up the chainsaws I am afraid. Had open spine surgery to clear out some arthritis last year, this year my legs give out after about 3 hours of 'wooding'. 84 and was hoping to keep going but it is looking dubious.
Take a day or two off in between wooding days if you must, but whatever you do, don't stop. Blokes die when they give up physical activity. 3 hours of wooding for an 84 year old is still good going. 3 hours of wooding will take out many 20-somethings.
Sounds like with your surplus of wood you have the luxury of choice. 3 hours of wood is a significant amount of work even for younger guys like cowboy said. I hope you keep well and are still able to keep your bar in the wood at your own pace.
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