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Re: Share your Spring Activities
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2016, 11:02:31 AM »
I'm draining all of last year's gasoline out of mowers, chippers, saws, trimmers, etc!  >:(

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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2016, 06:45:57 PM »
Put the plow on my truck this afternoon in anticipation of a significant storm tomorrow.  Can't complain though as I've only had to use it a few times.
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2016, 07:10:56 PM »
I'm draining all of last year's gasoline out of mowers, chippers, saws, trimmers, etc!  >:(

This is a good idea Den.  :)
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2016, 08:17:26 PM »
Second chore on my list (now that spring is officially here).

The Tree. It's the nearest one, and no, the camera isn't tilted.


The Huckleberry Patch. Pretend the snow isn't there.


Tree Meets Berry Patch.


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No humans, animals, or huckleberrys were damaged in the process. The tree had to go -- it had serious butt rot. I'll saw it parallel to the bark and get some decent lumber from it.
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Re: Share your Spring Activities
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2016, 09:33:11 PM »
X marks the spot Bruce.  OK then the flagging marks the spot.   ;D
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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2016, 09:43:36 PM »
  Roxie already explained "Mud Sales", well yesterday I went to one at our local fire hall and I'm proud to report that for 3 years in a row I sold more stuff than I bought  8), at this rate in about another 40 years I'll have all my unneeded stuff cleared out.
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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2016, 09:49:14 PM »
We are moving stone walls.  :)    I told Tammy while I am still able to shovel dirt and move walls, I'm moving the wall I built when I was 23 years old so there will be room for my wheel chair ramp. :)

Our tree was murdered by Rabbits that lived behind the wall, (the tree lived there, not the rabbits) so we took it out. The next logical step tpo me was to dig all the dirt out (Wow! There was a lot!) and move that Wall.  I told the neighbors I was going to put up one 3 times as high and MAKE THEM PAY FOR IT! :D :D  Actually, I'm still forming in my mind on what I will do there.  :)

 

  

 



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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2016, 10:08:20 PM »
...  OK then the flagging marks the spot. ...

Not a good picture but yes, the flagging tape was the target. With a white background it's hard to aim the fall so I stuck a branch in the snow with the tape on it.

However ... I missed. If you look very carefully at the first picture you'll see a wire rope heading off to the right. In spite of the lean I figured the tree would hang up because it had so many branches interlocked with the adjacent trees. Sure enough, I had to winch it down. The only decent anchor point was off to one side of the fall line so the tree tended to pull in that direction as it started down.

Mind you, if I hadn't told you, you wouldn't know. Those Cedar branches would have flattened the target even if I was 4 feet off ;D.

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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2016, 10:35:12 PM »
We are moving stone walls.  :)    I told Tammy while I am still able to shovel dirt and move walls, I'm moving the wall I built when I was 23 years old so there will be room for my wheel chair ramp. :)

Our tree was murdered by Rabbits that lived behind the wall, (the tree lived there, not the rabbits) so we took it out. The next logical step tpo me was to dig all the dirt out (Wow! There was a lot!) and move that Wall.  I told the neighbors I was going to put up one 3 times as high and MAKE THEM PAY FOR IT! :D :D  Actually, I'm still forming in my mind on what I will do there.  :)

Wheelchair's, walls's  :D :D Dang boss, that looked like a lot of work. 
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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2016, 10:44:51 PM »
we had snow  :o :o :o on the first day of spring only lasted a few minutes though ;D :)
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« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2016, 02:41:14 AM »
Rode the bike into dad's so we could clean it up and make a few repairs, nice sunny day
 

 
4" of snow the next day, looks like I will be picking it up with the trailer.
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« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2016, 11:32:15 AM »
Not too much going on here!

Been making Maple Syrup, down from last years production, on the verge of pulling the taps.

Took the snow pusher off the JD-1023 and put the loader bucket back on (5 minute job).

Converting the surge brakes to electric on the sawmill, Won't be a big job, redoing the hitch was the biggest part!
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« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2016, 03:08:27 PM »
Selling my old 2000 f250 and buying a new F150 Heavy duty payload, it should be here in a month, it will be made in Kansas city in 2 days.......It is funny to see the progress of technology, my old F250 had a 5.4 l , 260 Hp and 350 pounds of torque, The new F150 is 5.0 liter ,385 Hp and 387 pounds of torque, and can haul almost the same load but the new one can tow almost 2000 pounds more than my old F250  :D.....can't wait to see that. Have a nice spring season.
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« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2016, 01:48:35 AM »
Chic chick chickens coming tomorrow. New bee hives painted and ready to be placed to see if we can catch some homeless ones. Got some seeds tonight and garden will be started very soon.
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« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2016, 06:41:30 AM »
yukon, put some lemon grass oil at the door of the hive. Bees love it. I got 2 last year that way.

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« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2016, 09:40:43 AM »
We will try that, peter.  Thanks!
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« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2016, 04:19:11 PM »
Yukon..have you tryed seeding your hive with old honey comb and queen attractant. I've read that people can pick up a wild swarm that way.
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« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2016, 10:55:55 PM »
Delaware, that's what I am trying right now. I have never had bees before. I have 2 hives set up but I am only buying one batch of bees. I am trying to attract a second batch.
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« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2016, 11:08:52 PM »
got the garden ready to plant  :) but its supposed to rain tomorrow so i will be done for a few days i guess :)
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« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2016, 09:04:15 AM »
Cutting up the firewood I should have done last fall or over the winter.
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