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Started by thecfarm, January 01, 2024, 12:01:10 AM

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Peter Drouin

Rained hard here last night.
A&P saw Mill LLC.
45' of Wood Mizer, cutting since 1987.
License NH softwood grader.

woodroe

Very wet here also. No wood getting worked today.
Skidding firewood with a kubota L3300.

SwampDonkey

3/4" rain so far, and water in the potato rows in the field. Still raining a good clip.
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

1 Thessalonians 5:21

2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

WhitePineJunky

Kind of random for weather thread but never had enough reasoning to make a new thread about it, have any of you heard of a European copper beech tree? I came across one at the local farm market never seen one before, I rarely buy overpriced trees from them markets but almost did that sapling tree!
What a beautiful exotic looking tree

And for the weather, finally some rain, downpours actually, I was beginning to worry about my many seedlings I planted as they are drying out. Couple claps of thunder just right now too

Rain dance 🕺

SwampDonkey

I had to look it up to make sure, it's a variety of Fagus sylvatica, European beech. I've seen them around mall parking lots south of here.
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

1 Thessalonians 5:21

2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

WhitePineJunky

Quote from: SwampDonkey on May 28, 2024, 10:08:10 AMI had to look it up to make sure, it's a variety of Fagus sylvatica, European beech. I've seen them around mall parking lots south of here.
What a stunning tree! I've been wanting to plant some American beech on my land, I had collected 100 seeds from a tree last fall from a cemetery, planted them all in cups, left them in the wood shed to cold stratify, mouse ate every single one, replanted the cups with bird sunflower seed
Lesson learned

Ben Cut-wright

Spent a long day Saturday canoeing on the Mulberry River.  Got home after midnight just in time for the tornado and straight wind damage that tore up Benton county and a couple towns near the MO border where my sons live. Not a leaf disturbed at my home 20 miles south.  Local radio stations lost power, the only AM talk radio station had an emergency generator but it had a compressed gas line leak and was out of fuel.  So I had no news of the disaster Sunday morning.  My oldest grandson knew he could call me on FaceTime with NO video and alerted me about 7am Sunday morning.  No traffic lights had the roads snarled but down timber made it almost impossible to travel county roads.  I worked until 11PM getting the DNL's half mile driveway cleared and graded.

Dangerous power lines hanging over roads still present life threatening hazards. MY cell phone lost every "contact" in the area. They couldn't call me and I couldn't call them.  The utility companies have crews  doing work, there are volunteer crews doing work, and there are the always present crooks scamming the public.

Last I knew there were 8 dead and more unaccounted for. Haven't heard injury reports. There will be many more injured during the cleanup. My family was lucky not to get any building or personal damage. I'll be a decade cleaning up the downed trees on my oldest son's 80 acres.  Large Oaks, Black Walnuts, treasured Chinquapin Oaks, Black Cherry, and many other species are on the ground or tipped at such and angle that they present hazard. 

Hundreds, maybe thousands of acres had just been clear-cut in the nearby area. The flooding caused by careless logging operations caused most of the road drainage to be blocked. That in turn created additional road damage.  Half the lower driveway at my son's place was two foot below high rushing water for a time because the drains were blocked by logging damage and obstructed by loggers pushing giant piles of waste into the upper sides of the drains. 

News warns of increased detours and road blockage because of the cleanup efforts.  Police are stopping residents who have little recourse but to ignore some of these detours. Listening to a report right now where the cops have a resident on the ground with guns drawn because he was stopped for going through a detour.  The past mayor and now congressman was told to remove himself from the area because he was presenting a risk.  It's a difficult situation made worse by previous rains, a lack of preparation, and inexperienced efforts.

SwampDonkey

Sorry to here about all the disasters, not a fun experience.

Yes, a lot of critters will find tree seed left unsecured.  ffcheesy
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

1 Thessalonians 5:21

2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

SwampDonkey

65° yesterday afternoon. Sunny today, 54° this morning. Might get closer to 70° by this afternoon. No wind.
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

1 Thessalonians 5:21

2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

thecfarm

I had to look up that beech tree too.
I planted a bunch of butternuts in cups and put them in the wife's greenhouse. Went to check on them and they was tipped over. Thought that was odd thing for the wife to do. Something came in and carried them off!!!
Yesterday was a dry day.

Ladies slippers are in bloom.
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

SwampDonkey

We had an inch of rain Tuesday here. Yesterday got to 66°, it's 44° here this morning. Some areas have frost.
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

1 Thessalonians 5:21

2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

thecfarm

I had 44° yesterday morning.
I have 48 right now. 
Heat is on.
Looks like I made it through the month of May without a frost. 
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

SwampDonkey

We escaped frost here to, but Edmundston did not yesterday morning, just a little below freezing. Is 42° this morning, another sunny day on tap. Yesterday was mid 60's, that NE breeze was on the cool side. Saw a neighbor mowing last evening with a fall coat on.
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

1 Thessalonians 5:21

2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

Peter Drouin


Thank God, Last year A lot lost more than half the fruit on their trees from the frost.
A&P saw Mill LLC.
45' of Wood Mizer, cutting since 1987.
License NH softwood grader.

SwampDonkey

66° yesterday. Same for today. 70's for the next week.

Going to apply linseed oil on the shop walls and ceiling this morning. Planning on a coat for each of 3 days. I'll be using a splash of turpentine in each coat.  ffsmiley

I see fruit setting on my plum, but I know most won't take. Wild fruit trees are not often as fertile as horticultural ones.

The apple blossoms are nearly gone by here now. They were 2 weeks early this spring.

I hope I have some black currants this summer, they had thousands of blooms.
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

1 Thessalonians 5:21

2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

thecfarm

Another dry day!!!!
Yesterday the wind was just a blowing. 
There was some wind today, but nothing like yesterday.
Sun all day!!
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

SwampDonkey

Sunny again here, 70's. Yesterday hit 72° on the porch, but I think it was more like 66 or 68 out in the open. The sun feels warmer this morning, it's only 52°, currently, but it feels like a hotter day coming.
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

1 Thessalonians 5:21

2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

thecfarm

Getting a late start this morning.
Sun is out bright.
Yesterday was another dry day.
Looks to be in the low 80's today.
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

SwampDonkey

More of the same today, 48° now. Low 70's for the high. Yesterday was 82° on the porch around 4:00 pm. Starry skies last night, moon just rose around 3:45 am this morning. Looks like lots of sun on tap. Was surprised to here it was raining or showers everywhere else in the region. Never had anything even close to that in 5 days here, but yesterday was the first time I saw the garden turn dry on top since the last rain. Got lots of organic in the garden soil, holds moisture a lot longer than a potato field.
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

1 Thessalonians 5:21

2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

longtime lurker

Cracked 12' of rain year to date a fortnight back, pushing on 13' now.
 The sun finally came out Friday, first time we've had 4 consecutive sunny days since December sometime. Time the rain went somewhere else... this is starting to hurt: cane crop is going to be poor ( low tonnage and low sugar due waterlogging) which drags the regional economy down. Builders and associated trades are all looking sad, they've run out of inside work a month  back. One batching plant in town gone under... hard to make a living when you managed two pours since Christmas.
One sawmiller glad he had a yard full of logs before it started.  Paradise during the other 6 months of the year
The quickest way to make a million dollars with a sawmill is to start with two million.

woodroe

Been a nice stretch of weather here.
 Couple more days then an unsettled stretch on tap. 
Can't complain. 
Skidding firewood with a kubota L3300.

Ljohnsaw

Yo-yo weather. Mid 70s for a few days then mid 90s for a few. Now low 100s today through Thursday. Then back to upper 80s.
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/36" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

SwampDonkey

Been nice for the last week. June is the best summer month, if it isn't a wet one, with all the fresh growth. Was 82°F here yesterday afternoon, had to turn on AC last evening when I got home, was 90F in the loft.  :sunny: 58° here this morning, will likely need AC once again. So far pretty dry and no big rains in sight, just some weekend showers coming. Need some on the garden. Beets, spinach, leafy lettuce, a few dill sprigs are up.  ffsmiley
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

1 Thessalonians 5:21

2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

thecfarm

Been some nice haying weather here. 
Should be mid 80's today.
Looks like a cool down is coming and some showers.
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

Magicman

After last year's tree killing drought, at least this year is starting off a bit differently:

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Our 5 month total has already surpassed last year's yearly total.  We got ~7" this past week. 

 
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