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Re: The Daily Firewood Picture Thread
« Reply #600 on: May 24, 2022, 05:38:22 AM »
Yesterday, built eight crates.



 

And put some logs into the ugly pile for the chainsaw later.



 

At the tail end of the ugly logs is this pile. These will cook some more in the wind and rain, sun and snow for another year. Then I'll slice into them to see how much, if any spalting there may be.



 

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Re: The Daily Firewood Picture Thread
« Reply #601 on: May 26, 2022, 05:09:00 PM »
Black fly season is upon us. Not exactly fun times when its mid 20's C but we solider on.



 

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Re: The Daily Firewood Picture Thread
« Reply #602 on: May 29, 2022, 11:35:24 AM »
 

 

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Re: The Daily Firewood Picture Thread
« Reply #603 on: May 29, 2022, 04:22:30 PM »
A pic of the brow at the start of the day


 
It's missing a couple of cord worth of logs now
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Re: The Daily Firewood Picture Thread
« Reply #604 on: May 29, 2022, 05:24:07 PM »
Nice shady spot you got there.

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Re: The Daily Firewood Picture Thread
« Reply #605 on: May 29, 2022, 06:37:22 PM »
Thanks Jim.  It doesn't take long for the sun to come up and start cooking us. When it gets like that we'll set up a little pop up canopy over the processor.  It's not ac but it's not direct sun either
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Re: The Daily Firewood Picture Thread
« Reply #606 on: June 19, 2022, 05:02:11 PM »
 

 

 

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Re: The Daily Firewood Picture Thread
« Reply #607 on: June 21, 2022, 11:14:45 AM »
It's getting there however rather slowly .This is a tad over 3 1/2 cord of ash  of the four I need for a season .I've got some oak and cherry to drag in the logs for which won't be good to burn until next spring .Plus a couple of large dead standing hickory which should burn .They've been dead for a long time and eventually the roots will fail then over they go .Some times mother nature does a good job and some times not .I usually hit the target but some times I miss myself .

  

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« Reply #608 on: June 23, 2022, 04:29:34 PM »
Hooray the last of the ash for now .Got the four cords .Now comes the cherry . I wasn't always this slow but then again I've never been this old before .

 

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Re: The Daily Firewood Picture Thread
« Reply #609 on: June 24, 2022, 08:04:19 AM »
First cherry of I think 3 that got wind blown .Because of the 100 foot oaks these things have to grow tall and skinny to get to the sun .Then a big blow comes through and

 snaps them off like a tooth pick .This is right at 75 feet of log .These things need to dry out before they'll burn so it's next years firewood .

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« Reply #610 on: June 24, 2022, 06:50:40 PM »
Early in the spring a big wind came through and knocked down a lot of trees .Then about two weeks ago another hit after all the leaves were out and left me with this tangled up mess .You have to be a tad careful with this stuff else you could have a 1500 pound log on top of you .Got-er-done !
After using a 42 cc stock saw for a couple of weeks I broke out a 72 CC modified saw .Talk about chips a flying .Like going from a flat head Ford to a Corvette .

 

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« Reply #611 on: June 24, 2022, 06:55:04 PM »
So here it sits ,first tree bucked ,second about Sunday or Monday .As the pieces got bigger it was easier to line them up so I could roll them .I'm not nearly as strong as I once was .

 

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Re: The Daily Firewood Picture Thread
« Reply #612 on: June 25, 2022, 10:55:23 AM »
Two cord blocked, split and stacked. Lunch time! 

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Re: The Daily Firewood Picture Thread
« Reply #613 on: June 26, 2022, 11:08:28 AM »
This morning at 6am I was on the tractor heading up to the woods going after a black birch that was uprooted last year. It uprooted when I cut down a large oak that knocked it over.


 
Cutting this tree was a little tricky because it was hung up in some other trees, but I managed. When the tree was cut off the stump the uprooted root mass closed right up.


 
I had to cut down a small hickory to get the birch down to the ground. After that I cut it in 16" lengths, loaded them into my firewood carrier and brought them back to the barn where I stacked them.

 

 

 
This wood will be processed this coming winter for use the following winter.

   Happy cutting.....Cutter

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Re: The Daily Firewood Picture Thread
« Reply #614 on: June 26, 2022, 12:16:31 PM »
We got two cord done and on trailers this am, our goal was 3 but the heat wins, I give! It's 92 now, we did a short atv ride but it was even hot in the woods. Gonna deliver, hit the hardware store and groc shop, fuel up (ouch), may help with the last field of first crop, THEN me and the boy are heading to the lake to take a swim!  Maybe I can convince the wife to bring us pizza for dinner when she is done milking???

Jim Barry, that not making firewood in the summer idea you have is sounding better to me every day! 
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« Reply #615 on: June 26, 2022, 01:37:01 PM »
It's in the low 80's ,not bad at all .I'll have about 3/4 of a cord of cherry cut and split in an hour .The two more logs which are 30 footers I need to retrieve 
cut from the top at the split should make a full cord .It might get dry enough in 5 months or it might not .Then after all that about 6-8 cords of white oak that's been piled up about 10 years with a skid loader .That should be real handy to work on ---not .

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« Reply #616 on: June 29, 2022, 07:13:18 PM »
Having the long covid and vaccine problems I did not have enough energy to take down more dead ash this spring so I wound up buying wood. Bought 20 oversize face cords of ash off marketplace for a very reasonable price. Can only get 2 face cords in my dump at a time so it took 10 loads over 3 days. All set for a long winter. We got lucky my wife found it only 3 miles from our house.
 

 

 
The trouble with dump trailers is it doesn't slide out. You have to pull forward and wind up with a 16 ft long pile. I can't believe how that Ranger tows. Handles the dump trailer as good as the old 6.2 Silverado with only a small sewing machine sounding motor. 
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« Reply #617 on: June 29, 2022, 10:52:46 PM »
Since you mentioned it I also have a Ranger ,1997 ,model .I think the last of the dual spark plug 2.3 liter engines .For a baby truck they can be surprising ..

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« Reply #618 on: June 30, 2022, 06:29:59 PM »
Since you mentioned it I also have a Ranger ,1997 ,model .I think the last of the dual spark plug 2.3 liter engines .For a baby truck they can be surprising ..
This only has a 2.3 with a turbo and it's real torquey.  The other  day I put it in sport mode and put it to the floor for the first time. It took of like a big v8 when the turbo spooled up. My wife was impressed by how it sounded and felt like a big v8 launching when the front end pulled up. I didn't  tell her that was the sound of a v8 piped through  the stereo  system on the Lariat models 😉. Outside  it really  sounds  like a sewing machine. The 10 speed  transmission from the f150 is a perfect match with a 3.73 rear. Pretty amazing the power they can get from a tiny engine.

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« Reply #619 on: June 30, 2022, 09:33:13 PM »
It may sound odd but is true .Prior to that engine being upgraded to 2.5 liter I was part of the team making the last 1000 engine blocks .The machinery was so worn out we had to manually reset things about every third one .They were all good parts but it took some" yankee " ingenuity to get them through .
Before that upgrade was started we ran 150,000 2.3 liter  blocks  to keep up production numbers. It was 7-12's for about 5 or 6 months .
Back to firewood ,I got another cord or so cut ,split and stacked .The oak is next .


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