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post #2851 of 2893 Old 07-08-2019, 11:21 AM
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My wife pays the electric bill ( Heat ) and if she says anything about something I buy pertaining to wood cutting I just say well it saves you money doesn't it.
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if it saves your back - it's not a toy!
That's the truth. I have 2 grain elevators I used to use to get my coal in my storage bin when I burnt coal.

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post #2854 of 2893 Old 08-17-2019, 08:59 PM
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Re: Firewood Processing

I dropped some Alder trees earlier this week and spent the last several days getting the logs pulled out beside the trail so I could start processing. I bucked up a bunch of rounds and started splitting with the Fiskars X25. We'll see how much it fills the woodshed and if I need more there are a couple more dead trees I can cut down.
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post #2856 of 2893 Old 08-18-2019, 10:04 AM
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I probably have enough left from last year to get me through the coming Winter (unless .... ). I don't plan on cutting or splitting anything new this year specifically for FW. However, I have about 20 or 30 small trees that need to come down before they become big trees. Most are 6" or less diameter, but a few are closer to 8". They'll mostly all be taken down sometime before Spring and chunked to stove length.

Trying to decide what to do with the tops. Part of me says just burn them. But part of me wants to buy a Predator engine to bring the chipper/shredder back to life. Doing that would give me material to turn in to amend rocky/sandy/clay ground for next year.

But that would take a lot more elbow grease and gasoline.

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Nice wood pile cjet!

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Nice job guys! Yall are reminding me of the big project I've got ahead of me...🙄

To be exact, i enjoy splitting FW more than most anything else around here.

I'll have to share a pic of my woodpile when I'm done.
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Nice wood pile cjet!

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Took the day off yesterday to set the cattle up for AI breeding. I'll get back to processing today. Hope to get this all hauled and stacked in the woodshed this week.

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We had some thunderstorms come thru Sunday evening. The first wave had some good wind gusts and it was still daylight so I was keeping an eye on things and fortunately no trees down. Second wave came thru about 9 PM and wind didn't seem as bad or so I thought. Came home from work yesterday and my son says "Dad come out around the pool". And there it was....one of the ash trees laying down across the "secret garden" as we call it. Only damage was an old gas grill that we used as back-up and small deck box we stored seat cushions in. Grill is now on the scrap metal pile.
The tree was leaning over the garden and I was planning on taking it down at some point because I knew sooner or later it would come down on it's own accord, but Mother Nature saved me the work.
We got it trimmed and 80% cut. Just about 15' of trunk left to do since it was getting dark.
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Used the Ford 9N with the Dearborn cordwood saw to cut up some tops and branches. Did a little more splitting also.
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Hauling and chopping a couple of dead red oaks from the woods.
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Well firewood sales season is underway. Almost 3/4 of the wood is spoken for already.

Going to get some ash today from my neighbor who had trees taken down yesterday. Pretty easy and small, under 20". I have one customer who will take all the ash regardless of when it was split.
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Well firewood sales season is underway. Almost 3/4 of the wood is spoken for already.

Going to get some ash today from my neighbor who had trees taken down yesterday. Pretty easy and small, under 20". I have one customer who will take all the ash regardless of when it was split.
Ash will burn even it has green leaves on it.. I also have 2 ash trees to take down for a lady that lost her husband last year.. she will get them for free.. a neighbor of mine has the 2 trees.. one is dead already..


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