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« Reply #860 on: February 04, 2016, 02:00:05 PM »
 Im in schoharie county which is loaded with rock, especially the southern end. Old foundations and cemeteries everywhere, especially on the large chunks of state land. Life had to be pretty tough back then, I think if you made 30 yrs old you where doing pretty good.  :D

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« Reply #861 on: February 04, 2016, 05:17:41 PM »
about 6-7 years ago I was told by a guy that was 98y old that the walls u see with a row of flat with a point sticking up was to hold goats in something about there bellys would rub on the points and they would back down and not go over  :-\ his familys farm had about 3miles of walls like that      and apparently that's what they told him     the hole farm was 1200a with about 500 of it woods and I was TOLD NOT TO DAMAGE ANY OF THE WALLS  or I was going to get his#10 boot up my      :o :o :)

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« Reply #862 on: February 04, 2016, 06:05:56 PM »
 I know in VT alot of the foresters make you fix a wall if you damage it. I try to avoid disturbing them, but it was the wall or 5-6x small oak.  :D this private road is all chopped up in 10-40 acre parcels, DEP owns about 1/2 of it, was cut about 20 yrs ago quick, it's getting the real haircut this time.   ;) 

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« Reply #863 on: February 04, 2016, 06:20:22 PM »
I have "heard" that about stone walls here to. But that might be a property line stone wall too. I have some that go through the woods,but I own both sides of the wall.
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« Reply #864 on: February 04, 2016, 06:53:05 PM »
a few yrs back there was talk of passing a law against removing stone walls. about the time the rich an famous from camden thought it would look nice to have new stone walls built from old walls. the rocks had to have the weathered look and if it had moss on it it was worth much more. i hauled a load of rock to great cranberry island down off northeast harbor. 14yds placed in the dump body by hand. the ferry turned out to be a barge just big enought for the truck lashed to a 28ft wooden lobster boat

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« Reply #865 on: February 04, 2016, 10:46:52 PM »
Im in schoharie county which is loaded with rock, especially the southern end. Old foundations and cemeteries everywhere, especially on the large chunks of state land. Life had to be pretty tough back then, I think if you made 30 yrs old you where doing pretty good.  :D

I think people were just tougher then, my Great Great Great grandparents are buried in Shoharie county NY.  He only lived to 61 dying in 1840 but she died in 1871 at 90. At least 6  of their 12 kids lived past 80 but one only made 12 days.   The fields back there grow rocks.  Every spring plowing there would be a new set of rocks.  You could never clear a field completely the frost pushed them up during the winter. It would have been very much a struggle to farm.  Its why my great great Grandfather moved to NW Ohio there are almost no rocks there the land is easy to farm once the 5 to 6 foot Diameter oaks had been cleared. If I remember my geography correct Northern NY state is where the glaciers from the last ice age melted leaving rocks everywhere. Now the part of NW Ohio I came from was once the bottom of Lake Erie and is all sediment from that.

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« Reply #866 on: February 05, 2016, 06:32:06 AM »
Some people see a pile of rocks that equate to dollar signs, I see history that was built by farmers and early landowners who were living off the land. Can't tell anyone else what to do but all the walls on my property are here to stay as it's written in my will for perpetuity.
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« Reply #867 on: February 05, 2016, 10:18:06 AM »
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And that perpetuity ends when someone else becomes owner.   ;)  Right?
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« Reply #868 on: February 05, 2016, 10:59:41 AM »
Yep this is what I cut this week,  8) not a single tree , way to wet

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« Reply #869 on: February 05, 2016, 11:13:48 AM »
Yep this is what I cut this week,  8) not a single tree , way to wet
I like that,  :D  no shame in your game.

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« Reply #870 on: February 05, 2016, 11:36:04 AM »
Doesnt hurt to metal detect around them, owners sometimes hid money and such in them. Im sure kids/people played on them sometimes loosing change. I have some around my area and they are a beauty, for sure. They sure have lost their shape over time though.

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« Reply #871 on: February 05, 2016, 04:33:06 PM »
Our town was sectioned off into 100 acres parcels 1500' by 3000' way back. Most of these boundaries are rock walls so you get straight walls going for miles. Disappearing and then reappearing. Plus all the farm walls too. I like them. I have a 100 A boundary wall. In the past a skidder just ran over it on a main trail. Spread rocks all over. I could barely get my tractor through there for all the rocks so I pushed a hole thru with my TD7 and then rebuilt the wall in respect for the old timers who first built it. Now I have a nice old wall and a good trail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #872 on: February 05, 2016, 06:35:22 PM »
them old timers shur  new how to lay round rocks flat  never seen a wall like what you have with all the rounds and there big

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« Reply #873 on: February 05, 2016, 08:30:45 PM »
Im in schoharie county which is loaded with rock, especially the southern end. Old foundations and cemeteries everywhere, especially on the large chunks of state land. Life had to be pretty tough back then, I think if you made 30 yrs old you where doing pretty good.  :D

I think people were just tougher then, my Great Great Great grandparents are buried in Shoharie county NY.  He only lived to 61 dying in 1840 but she died in 1871 at 90. At least 6  of their 12 kids lived past 80 but one only made 12 days.   The fields back there grow rocks.  Every spring plowing there would be a new set of rocks.  You could never clear a field completely the frost pushed them up during the winter. It would have been very much a struggle to farm.  Its why my great great Grandfather moved to NW Ohio there are almost no rocks there the land is easy to farm once the 5 to 6 foot Diameter oaks had been cleared. If I remember my geography correct Northern NY state is where the glaciers from the last ice age melted leaving rocks everywhere. Now the part of NW Ohio I came from was once the bottom of Lake Erie and is all sediment from that.

where did you come from in NW ohio??
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« Reply #874 on: February 05, 2016, 08:59:42 PM »
coxy,pay g-man a visit to see his stone walls and than come see mine.  ;D  His look like mine. I had a real pretty wall where I had the house built. Really the best looking one on my land. Most rocks was just about the size of my head and the wall was built about 4 feet wide and about 3 feet high. Most of mine have all sizes in them. My Father had a couple fields rocked after The War. There are some bigs ones along the wall now.
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« Reply #875 on: February 05, 2016, 10:56:35 PM »
Im in schoharie county which is loaded with rock, especially the southern end. Old foundations and cemeteries everywhere, especially on the large chunks of state land. Life had to be pretty tough back then, I think if you made 30 yrs old you where doing pretty good.  :D

I think people were just tougher then, my Great Great Great grandparents are buried in Shoharie county NY.  He only lived to 61 dying in 1840 but she died in 1871 at 90. At least 6  of their 12 kids lived past 80 but one only made 12 days.   The fields back there grow rocks.  Every spring plowing there would be a new set of rocks.  You could never clear a field completely the frost pushed them up during the winter. It would have been very much a struggle to farm.  Its why my great great Grandfather moved to NW Ohio there are almost no rocks there the land is easy to farm once the 5 to 6 foot Diameter oaks had been cleared. If I remember my geography correct Northern NY state is where the glaciers from the last ice age melted leaving rocks everywhere. Now the part of NW Ohio I came from was once the bottom of Lake Erie and is all sediment from that.

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« Reply #876 on: February 06, 2016, 06:04:55 AM »
Looking at the walls will tell you if the land around was plowed or not.
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« Reply #877 on: February 06, 2016, 08:34:44 AM »
Been working on a view to the north enhancement cut. The view is thru a narrow band of pine on the right side of the trail. I started by removing the hardwood from the pine.  A little video doing that. We had snow a week ago.



I thought I might make it around those small fir but no. Rather than try to mow them over and leave a mess in the middle of the trail I walked down and cut them. Then let the hitch push them to the side off the trail.



Up top on my landing.

 

 

Then on the left side of the trail I am cutting a clear patch. Set up the snatch block in the corner and started clearing left to right. Down to bare ground now but it is still solid even with the warm rain we had. I had to let it rest a while though. The clearing is deeper than it looks because the hill drops off so quick.  You can't see all the tops I left. This is yesterday. Tractor in the same spot.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #878 on: February 06, 2016, 11:20:47 AM »
for a small winch that thing pulls good  I say small compared to the skidder  I like how you use the strap on the snatch block so not to bark the trees  :) be safe       coxy

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« Reply #879 on: February 06, 2016, 11:35:32 AM »
G-Man- you do nice work.  ;)


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