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Title: Worked on wood for our "Firewood" ministry
Post by: Wallys World on February 07, 2019, 06:51:26 PM
Last Saturday we had a "wood day" at our church for our firewood ministry. We had 2 locations, the church wood lot and our house. I only have a few picture from our house but it was a very good day. Before lunch we had a total of 25 people working hard at it. # of those (including my wife) were busy in the church kitchen getting lunch ready. We get wood from all over and most of it comes into the wood lot to be bucked and split. We had 3 splitters running at the church and my processor and a splitter at our place. They split everything at the church lot including 4 pickups full brought in. We did 3 6 x 19 dump trailers full, a 5 x 8 dump trailer full, and the dually and another pickup full. Our wood was all dead either standing or down.
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All that was left! We started around 8:30 and I was locking the gate to the shop at 12:30. We have delivered 46 truck loads (which works out to be a face cord) so far. I am running another load in the morning so it is not slowing down yet.
Title: Re: Worked on wood for our "Firewood" ministry
Post by: Wallys World on February 08, 2019, 02:07:45 PM
Went to deliver a load this morning and my wife took a couple of pictures at the wood lot.
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13397/wood1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1549652656)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13397/wood3.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1549652677)
 Hope to make thru another month. We have a lot more to go and get in the coming weeks.
Title: Re: Worked on wood for our "Firewood" ministry
Post by: mike_belben on February 08, 2019, 02:28:43 PM
Good on ya wally. 
Title: Re: Worked on wood for our "Firewood" ministry
Post by: Pulphook on February 08, 2019, 03:04:25 PM
DITTO !

We drive for a program called "At Home Downeast". We unpaid volunteers bring elderly who can't drive, to shop, med appointments, hair salons, etc...
Many want to stay in their homes in this rural part of the world.

Thx for what you do Wally.
Title: Re: Worked on wood for our "Firewood" ministry
Post by: upnut on February 08, 2019, 04:01:06 PM
I've heard it said..."Many hands make light work"...but I don't discount hydraulics! Looks like a great program, keep up the good work.

Scott B.
Title: Re: Worked on wood for our "Firewood" ministry
Post by: Bruno of NH on February 09, 2019, 10:00:25 AM
Good for you.
I give firewood to the Legions veterans heat fund .
Title: Re: Worked on wood for our "Firewood" ministry
Post by: Ron Scott on February 10, 2019, 05:42:50 PM
Well done!  A good program.
Title: Re: Worked on wood for our "Firewood" ministry
Post by: AZ_builder on February 10, 2019, 06:17:08 PM
Really nice! Lots of wood there.
Title: Re: Worked on wood for our "Firewood" ministry
Post by: Wood Shed on February 11, 2019, 06:42:12 AM
Looks like a great ministry and service for your community.  Have done something similar in our church for an elderly couple that were dealing with health issues and had a recently logged woods.  We cut the tree tops and provided their whole winters supply of firewood in one day.  Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Worked on wood for our "Firewood" ministry
Post by: Wallys World on February 16, 2019, 05:30:54 PM
Delivered load number 50 today. It still hasn't slowed down.