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mill might float away
« on: November 13, 2021, 07:40:06 PM »
With all the rain. Hard to get logs, sometimes not covered in mud.  :D


 

 

 
Anyone knows a sun dance  ;D
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2021, 07:51:24 PM »
Better keep a log on the mill so it don't float off.  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2021, 08:01:36 PM »
Better keep a log on the mill so it don't float off.  ;D
If Peter has the extension bed attached he better plan on putting 2 logs on.
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Re: mill might float away
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2021, 08:22:59 PM »
Don't worry Peter, it will all be ice and snow soon enough.   :D
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Re: mill might float away
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2021, 08:34:00 PM »
I say yuck!!  :-X
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2021, 09:41:50 PM »
Don't worry Peter, it will all be ice and snow soon enough.   :D
That's just plain mean! :)

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Re: mill might float away
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2021, 02:18:33 AM »
Having the same problem in north Idaho too. A week ago my Friday Saturday mobile job was a swamp. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2021, 07:32:28 AM »
Yes Peter, and it's like that in the woods too. Hard to get wood out. >:(

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2021, 08:08:56 AM »
 

 
Here is a 200+ log job that I abandoned because of the ankle deep muck and nowhere to go.
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2021, 11:04:47 AM »
I had 3" of the fluffy frozen white kind of water around my mill when I got up today. :D
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2021, 11:15:34 AM »
Peter,
It has been some wet this year , my mill yard looks like spring breakup .
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2021, 04:01:32 PM »
What a mess, it's all mud here also but not that bad, rain/ snow tonight.

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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2021, 06:34:09 PM »
Same here in south ga . at least my mill and shelter are on a big concrete pad but outside is like you.
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Re: mill might float away
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2021, 10:23:54 PM »
Are those slab bundles I see? I thought you chipped everything. 
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Re: mill might float away
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2021, 06:36:34 AM »
I do chip. The slabs you see belong to a customer after cutting his logs.
Talking chips, I have a farmer wants a bunch of truck loads.
I keep 30 or so bundles for the spring time to boil Maple sap.
How are you doing, PAmizerman?
Have you had enough rain? :D :D
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Re: mill might float away
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2021, 07:53:35 AM »
I was thinking of this thread yesterday, the mud in front of the deck area is low right now, but still I can lose sight of my foot climbing in and out of the machine.


 

Doesn't really matter if it rained or not, it takes about 15 days for it to 'almost dry' and somewhere in there we get a 1/2" of rain and it's back up to 'par'. It's in a low spot and fed by the water seeping out of the cliff face like a spring. 3" below the sole of my boot in that 1st photo is ledge. Someday we will hammer it out and put in a pipe then cover it all with crushed stone. For now, I just live with it best I can and wear decent boots.

 SO this is what I consider 'nearly dry':


 

It's only 4" deep at the low spot. :D ;D
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2021, 12:32:01 PM »
I never forget to be thankful that the land where I mill, about 4 acres, averages 8' of gravel above the high water table. It can rain 6" overnight and the next day there won't be a puddle to be found. Nothing sinks in or gets stuck either. It's really nice.

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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2021, 10:14:28 PM »
Youve got your mill in the right spot for sure 

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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2021, 09:00:38 PM »
It's actually been fairly dry here. My log supply has improved. I got six triaxle loads in. Prices are still crazy high though. Orders have dropped off quite a bit but I put out bids on several large jobs. 
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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2021, 05:49:29 AM »
Hard to dry out at this time of year here. Days are short and the heat from the sun is short too.  ;D
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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2021, 01:55:28 PM »
We are in mild to moderate drought conditions here.  We could use a bit of that rain y'all have had in the Northeast.  It has rained to the west of us and at the coast but very little in the Piedmont since July.

With that said, there's few things I hate worse than a mud hole!  
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