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back in the woods and back in the game
« on: January 01, 2011, 04:02:08 PM »
 


back in the woods
Well its the first day of 2011 and we got back in the woods today. Here we are standing alongside logs left in the woods from last year. Ice all melted and we had no snow.
As you can see we now have some snow but still no ice . We crossed to the mainland by boat. Hope things go better this winter but it looks bad so far very mild and still mild forcast.
 



Back in the game
 2010 was the year that i found out in March i had prostate cancer/ operation in July/ now on the road to recovery and today the first of the new year was a good , no great day got back in the woods with wife and daughter can't ask for more than that . Well maybe a little more snow and a little more cold
 



Happy New Year to all

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 04:05:12 PM »
   Looks like a good day. Best of luck with your continued recovery.

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 04:17:57 PM »
Looks like a little bit of white stuff up there. It's like April weather down here. Got up to 47 F today. I was steam bending some ash, and my heavens it's warm. :D

Best of luck this winter, I am looking forward to some cold and snow here to run my new "experimental" sled, which should be ready in a week I hope.

You guys have any sawyer beetles up that way? Those logs would be riddled with pencil sized bore holes down here.
Move'n on.

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011, 04:54:59 PM »
Good to see you back.  I hate to see you do all of that logging work and not be able to get your logs out.  Here's hoping for cold weather and ice.
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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011, 06:52:35 PM »
Quebecnewf, most photos you see is people watching ball games and food being consumed on new years day. I like seeing your photos, lets me know that people out there have other good things to do also. Good luck at beating that nasty thing that attacked your body. Have a prosperous 2011.  bg

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011, 09:41:25 PM »
Glad you are back in the woods . I pray that the olny thing that is lower than the Temp  is your  PSA score .  May you have a wonderful 2011 .

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2011, 09:59:12 PM »
Yes, stay healthy & take care of  yourself, good logging in 2011!. Best of luck & happy new year...




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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011, 05:54:07 AM »
A day in the woods with family.How can you beat that. Hope the weather will treat you better this year.
I hope you have a good recovery from your prostate trouble. My Dad had it.Kept getting off the tractor to go.I gave him the riot act,for a wonder he listened,and went and had it checked out and had the operations and everything was fine after that. I have myself checked whenever I should.
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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011, 07:48:31 AM »
Quebecnewf- glad to see you back at it.  My prostrate cancer showed up during an annual check up- digital detection, if you get my drift, and one thing led to another before prostrate removal.  Decided I'd rather have it out and sectioned for analysis than keep worrying about it during radiation treatment.  First PSA was not done right, scared the crap out of me, but been zero on retake and ever since so I guess they got it all.  Only down side to mine was nerve damage which led to an inability to ... well, whatever.  All in all, the tradeoff is worth it- much rather have no cancer and no fun than fun and cancer coming back. ;)

Best of luck on continued recovery and the rest of you males out there?  Get the annual checkup- worth the cost in the long run, not just for this but other body parts that fail as well.  Same doctor that found my prostrate tumor also found a heart murmur that turned into an aortic valve replacement that kept me from waking up dead way before my time.   8)

Happy 2011 everyone!

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2011, 08:54:43 AM »
Thanks for all the well wishes guys. i had some tough days for sure but no more than some guys have went through I'm sure.

Just look ahead and keep going day to day I guess



Another pic from yesterday the brook we had to cross was frozen in the middle but open water on each edge. |We had to cut trees and then shoot the snowmobiles of on the center cut trees and place on the other side and shoot them ashore. You have to be very careful not to hook a ski under the ice if you do that you have a wet day and maybe a wet machine. Spoils your day

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 11:17:04 AM »
 



Well its now the 19th of Jan and we have enough snow to start hauling logs. Just barely.

Here we are taking our sleighs across to the mainland . Still no ice
 



In the woods ready to load and haul. We are hauling about 2 klm out to the shoreline whare we will stack them and get them by boat in the spring.

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2011, 11:57:42 AM »
The pics looks like some good fun. But taking into account the total exercise, there just has to be some really great parts to overcome the real difficult ones. :)
That coffee break looks like fun, when the sun shines, the wind isn't blowing, and it isn't below zero F deg.

Sorry to hear about the water not freezing. Looks to make you a lot more work to get eR dun.

Thanks for the pics.
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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2011, 01:50:16 PM »
I had been wondering how you were progressing with your logs.  Thanks for the update and pictures.
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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2011, 09:04:18 PM »
Well it is now late in Jan and we are getting the logs moved to the shoreline . Moved 60 today for a total of 166 . 25 left in the woods . Snow coming in the next day or so.


These are piles at the shore . We will raft them home to the mill in the spring


still no ice bridge to the island


maybe in a week or so calls for colder in the next week



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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2011, 09:15:27 PM »
At least you have a plan.  I hope that you are able to get them all to the sawmill.
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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2011, 09:36:14 PM »
I hope you get them out to. That's a lot of work to have them spoil. But, I'm afraid you might not get much snow and the trend is a warm up from the little cold snap we had recently.
Move'n on.

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2011, 03:05:12 PM »
Hey Newf;
Would they not be dry enough now to boom up and float them over?
We got a foot of snow and I managed to get the trails broke in again.
The remaining logs were skidded out yesterday so now it's time to go back in a cut a few more, it's looking good here right now.

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2011, 04:22:33 PM »
They float any time but you cannot do that type of work now the water is too cold.  Hopefully in April or maybe in late March

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2011, 04:24:29 PM »
I really enjoy your great pictures. Looks like your gaining on your  work. Now mother nature has to help. Always seems to be the case. What do you do with the logs ? Sell them or do you have your own mill?

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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2011, 04:41:36 PM »
I don't think they all float, some see the bottom.
I don't know if it's because they are green and heavy or water soaked from being in the drink too long.


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