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Fall logging
« on: October 17, 2021, 06:07:20 AM »
Well once again we have started our fall logging . 

Best time of year here . Sunny days and most days not to hot . 

We saw at a leisurely pace really . We get up at 6 or 6:30 . At least an hour for breakfast 
 

 
This is the hotel we are staying at during our days of cutting . 

Just a short zodiac ride to the cutting site ( 1/8 of a mile ) 

We land ashore moor the zodiac and then start cutting . Usually cut until 11:30 . Then we have a two options do a cook up in the woods or zip back to the boat for lunch . Depends on the day .
 

 
Lunch is usually an hour or more . We then return to the woods and pile the logs we cut in the morning . By 3 or 3:30 we’re back aboard . Relax with drink . Then a good supper . We turn in early . Usually read for a 1/2 hour or so and then a good nights sleep . There’s no noise most nights so it’s easy to sleep . No traffic ever .



 
One of the piles we have cut so far . These will be covered and moved to the shoreline by snowmobile later this coming winter . They are then rafted home to the mill next ( spring/summer).

Fall logging is much easier than winter logging .

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Re: Fall logging
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2021, 07:06:41 AM »
Wonderful,you,your family and community are an inspiration.
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Re: Fall logging
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2021, 07:23:03 AM »
Thank You for again sharing your most unique (for us anyway) method of harvesting and transporting your logs.  8)
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Re: Fall logging
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2021, 08:21:31 AM »
Quebecnewf, the land you are logging... is it public (govt) land? Do you need a permit or is it available to everyone?

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Re: Fall logging
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2021, 08:37:18 AM »
I like following your progress. 
Fall is a wonderful time to work.
It was in the 70's the last 10 days.
But winter is on its way.
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Re: Fall logging
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2021, 09:21:14 AM »
Living the dream  smiley_sun
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Re: Fall logging
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2021, 10:53:46 AM »
Relax with drink . Then a good supper .

Many of us probably follow this routine; everything else is mystifying to me, although I'll occasionally sleep on the boat when on a fishing trip. Great Pics and Post!
Stay safe.
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Re: Fall logging
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2021, 03:06:56 PM »
That's a really cool way to log.  I have to be up by 5am. In the woods at first light, wolf down a sandwich on the skidder heading in for another drag and keep at it till almost dark to make ends meet.   Its pretty obvious I'm doing it all wrong. :)
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Re: Fall logging
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2021, 03:37:24 PM »
That's a really cool way to log.  I have to be up by 5am. In the woods at first light, wolf down a sandwich on the skidder heading in for another drag and keep at it till almost dark to make ends meet.   Its pretty obvious I'm doing it all wrong. :)
This is not a full time money making operation. I am retired so this is something I do because it gives me an excuse to be in the woods.
I make a few dollars and also get wood I need for my self and my workshop.
We cut on crown land . In our area according to the gov.  there are “ no commercial forests” so a permit is not enforced at this time .
I have looked at going a bit bigger but really at my age I don’t want to be getting up too early and working too late . Already did that for many years . So now I don’t have to .
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Re: Fall logging
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2021, 04:13:56 AM »
Great time of year for wood cut'n.

My fall logging is for firewood, got 5 or 6 more cord to knock down. 8)

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