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Cutting firewood for next winter
« on: January 24, 2020, 08:07:20 PM »
Hi all. I'm on my wood supply for next year. Yesterday afternoon I cut up a top of a red oak that I had taken a couple of logs from earlier. First I cut all the branches into stove length then skid the main stem out into the field and cut it into 4' lengths. I loaded half the 4footers onto the tractor forks, carried them to barn and unloaded them onto my wood pile.

































Firewood is a lot of work, but I do enjoy it.

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2020, 09:32:57 PM »
looks like your getting a good start on next years I have been doing the same , last week end I dug up a oak that got hit by lightning hope to get it cut up tomorrow if its not too wet .

 

 

 

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2020, 12:20:07 AM »
I've got so much I'm not even concerned about the amount  standing dead or on the  ground at this time .I can't keep up with it best to just let it standing  dead for the time being .Warm winter on top of that which takes nearly as much wood keeping the fire going as running the blower on the wood stove which could cause old people sitting around in their under ware with the windows and doors open .This has not been a typical winter .

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2020, 05:52:08 AM »
A very good idea on cutting wood for next year.
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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2020, 07:27:53 AM »
dirtmotor, there is a lot of firewood in that tree and you'll be splitting wood for a while.

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2020, 09:21:39 PM »
Some of them four footers look pretty hefty to me.  I stopped trying to handle stuff that big years ago. It only takes a slight wrong move to seriously injure your back, then it is game over.  I do chunk things up to reduce handling somewhat but have found reducing the amount of lifting is best.
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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2020, 07:10:44 AM »
Yes, as we get older we have to work smarter. The really heavy 4footers get rolled onto the tractor forks, not lifted.

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2020, 08:55:38 PM »
Yes, to a lot of work.
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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2020, 09:17:05 AM »
Tree is all cut and piled up by the splitter , except for root ball and an 11 footer I am going to try and get on the mill . Burned all the tops and cleaned up , took all weekend my back says that's enough fun . Sometimes I wonder if its worth the hard work , but i sure do like a good fire !

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2020, 09:23:28 AM »
Cutterboy. Its nice to see someone getting a start on next years wood. The weather around here has not been good to go to the timber. We have had a fair amount of rain ice and snow it was minus five the other morning with twenty below wind chill then 36 the next morning and lot of mud. Probably will be summer before I get to the timber again. Seems like our springs have been strange and when it drys up its time to go to the field and plant corn and beans. Years ago we used to cut more firewood in the winter the weather seemed to be better suited back then. 

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2020, 06:34:01 PM »
 but i sure do like a good fire !
and so do I!

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2020, 04:06:23 PM »
I too am cutting back field edges, this will be firewood a couple winters from now. I now have a place to store it out of the weather, should be good firewood...


 

Some of it is mostly brush


 

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2020, 06:28:43 PM »
Scott, you have a nice setup and you are smart to do all the processing  of the firewood right there by the field's edge. It keeps the mess there.
  BTW, is that a logrite hookaroon I see? I have one and it is the most useful tool I own.
  I know what you mean about more brush than trees along the edge of the field.





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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2020, 06:59:49 PM »
Yes, that is a Logrite hookaroon, works great moving heavy rounds. I am considering replacing my heavy old cant hook with a Logrite version as well. 

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2020, 08:27:23 PM »

You'll be very happy if you do. I own two Logrite cant hooks and I love them. They are so much better than the old one I used to use.

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2020, 10:30:59 PM »
It's been very mild this year and has been for several .However just 5 minutes ago when I loaded up the insert stove with EAB killed ash I'm really going to miss that stuff as fire wood .I may have 3-4 years left but  once it's gone it's gone . :(

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2020, 07:56:30 PM »
I love ash for firewood. It's just about my favorite. So far no problem with EAB, but it seems to be making it's way in this direction. :-\

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2020, 07:53:18 PM »
Bartered with my neighbor, my chainsaws and labor for the use of a digger to remove stumps, this is what he rented for us to use...



 

A step up from the Case 580CK I ran many years ago! Enough firewood for three families in the 100 year old fence row he/we are clearing...My wife said I never stopped grinning...



 

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2020, 08:42:45 AM »
Upnut
That's a nice size track hoe. You can get a bunch of stumps out with that in a day. Enjoy. 

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Re: Cutting firewood for next winter
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2020, 09:34:26 AM »
New here, but yeah been taking advantage of any nice day we have to cut up and split the stuff I cut down last summer. Some of it soft Maple, but will still heat the house next winter. I have a much smaller property than most of you apparently, so I made a huge mess this year in one spot processing. What do y'all do to clean up sawdust and the bark chippings from cutting and splitting? Any secrets for quick cleanup without EDITED BY ADMIN up my grass?



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