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A mild winter
« on: February 11, 2021, 10:47:15 AM »
Well we’re finally getting our snow . We cut 240 logs on the bare ground . No snow to move them .finally got a batch of snow but we have had very little real cold .

The ice bridge has not formed so we’re living at the logging camp and crossing by chopper .



 




 
A couple loads on the sleds and we’re starting to pile them by the shoreline 

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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 03:04:16 PM »
I had forgotten about you. Thanks for the update. Has been warm here. We just got our cold weather in the last week. Have not been above freezing for maybe a week? Single temps at night, mid 20's high noon.
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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 03:30:35 PM »
Well we’re finally getting our snow . We cut 240 logs on the bare ground . No snow to move them .finally got a batch of snow but we have had very little real cold .

The ice bridge has not formed so we’re living at the logging camp and crossing by chopper .


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A couple loads on the sleds and we’re starting to pile them by the shoreline

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Crossing by chopper?  Wow, that is serious.
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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2021, 03:57:40 PM »
I was wondering about you the other night.
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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2021, 04:47:37 PM »
Hang on, a huge jet stream bubble heading your way hopefully
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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2021, 04:05:44 PM »
Winnipeg has been in a bit of a cold snap since the start of the month, -45 C at night and daytime highs of -35. It's sure nice to have a woodstove in the shop for times like this!


 
As the weather changes and the loopy jet stream moves, you may still have a chance of solid ice and a bit of colder weather. Then you could zip home after a few days of logging, without relying on a helicopter. 
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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2021, 04:36:01 PM »
I heard a report that this air mass we have right now took Lake Michigan from 18% to like 30% over night, went and found this.
Great Lakes ice cover growing rapidly after arctic outbreak; See with your own eyes - mlive.com

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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2021, 05:34:03 AM »
Well we’re finally getting our snow . We cut 240 logs on the bare ground . No snow to move them .finally got a batch of snow but we have had very little real cold .

The ice bridge has not formed so we’re living at the logging camp and crossing by chopper .


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A couple loads on the sleds and we’re starting to pile them by the shoreline

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I too was wondering how you are wintering...
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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2021, 06:02:37 AM »
Winter is slowly arriving . We’re attempting to move some logs we cut up over the chute at the river last fall.



 

 
There are two piles and there snowed up a bit .
We had a path broke to them but now we have a snow storm blowing through so we start again

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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2021, 06:04:57 AM »
Kinda looks like my wood pile.  ;D
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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2021, 07:45:07 AM »
It is very interesting to see how you haul your logs over there, can't imagine that it's only possible in case of snow. Over here all transportation stops with 2'' of snow  :D 
Is there enough forest on your island? On google earth it looks like there is only rock and some bushes?

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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2021, 07:53:12 AM »
The sawmill is barren of trees. Just one big rock.  ;D
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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2021, 12:25:26 PM »
Yep it sure is a warm winter . This morning the door hinges at the house had 1/4 inch of frost on them on the inside of the house lol . Next week its above freezing pretty much everyday for the temp highs

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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2021, 06:14:19 PM »
Quebecnewf,

great to see a new post from you,  I always enjoy them

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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2021, 10:55:52 PM »
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He lives on the "Rock"  ;D but logs on the mainland to the north
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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2021, 06:16:08 AM »
Mild winter here as well in Nova Scotia. Ice is just now forming with this last drop in temperatures starting on the lakes! Sorry Quebecnewf..I meant ice is starting on our ponds! We all know that "a lake is something you get in a rubber boot by". Not sure if ice will be totally safe this year or not. Unprecedented.

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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2021, 05:27:46 PM »
We have a bit of colder temps now but nothing big . 

Snow is good but if we get a few mild days it’s going to go south pretty quickly .

We have been moving some logs we cut last fall ( 200) from up on the river down to the landing by the shore . Tow them next spring with the boat . We have 140 down now . Should finish them tomorrow 

 

These are ready for the spring . We will roll them into the water hitch them together and tow them home to the mill from here .

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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2021, 05:42:29 PM »
Your way of skidding is really amazing

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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2021, 05:48:39 PM »
I'm liking the looks of those logs rolling into the water in the spring. Get us a picture of when you drop them in!
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Re: A mild winter
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2021, 04:26:19 PM »
 



 

 

Two piles at two landing spots . Ready for spring splash

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