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    Yes Iím mostly ash. Everything else is just little sugar maple,oak
    I donít like beech I have a face cord of two year seasoned ironwood left great for when your sick tremendous heat output couple fair size logs to get to also.

    I did cut up and split one popular just for the shop. Fast heat just long burning wood

    Ash trees are falling over faster than you can keep up to itís a shame. I likely have 60 bush cord of logs on the ground. Theyíll rot before Iíll ever need or get to them

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    Yeah there is dead ash everywhere from the ash borer also a lot of dead elm (from elm disease caused by a beetle). I'm allowed to cut all the dead or dying trees I want, so free wood isn't a problem. My problem is getting my arse in gear these days. I already have a buyer for upwards of 10 face as a buddy of my wants it. But no Iron wood there is one large oak but I feel bad cutting it as not many oak around here and oak takes 2 years to season. Although if I come across any iron wood it is going and my farmer friends knows that, I wouldn't take it all thought. Just a couple. Lot's of nice Iron behind my house but I don't have permission there,but know the owner.

    I need to teach my kid to cut.

    Quote Originally Posted by js4fn View Post
    Yes Iím mostly ash. Everything else is just little sugar maple,oak
    I donít like beech I have a face cord of two year seasoned ironwood left great for when your sick tremendous heat output couple fair size logs to get to also.

    I did cut up and split one popular just for the shop. Fast heat just long burning wood

    Ash trees are falling over faster than you can keep up to itís a shame. I likely have 60 bush cord of logs on the ground. Theyíll rot before Iíll ever need or get to them
    Last edited by greatwhite; September 7th, 2020 at 09:00 PM.

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    Yes, you guys have nice selection of hardwoods, I'm 90% Jackpine and 10% Birch. That's what grows on my property. Windows and doors of the camp still end up being open at -35, lol.
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    I have the same problem with Ash... lots down but no big machine to haul it out with. Only good part is most of it is off the ground due to the way it fell over. Even have a big Beech that fell over roots and all ! Ironwood on property but only about 6 inch in diameter and I hate to cut a living tree. At least it's getting cooler out now and hopefully stays dry. Will put my Honda 500 ATV to work as a mule and skid 8 foot logs out.
    Good Luck & Good Hunting !

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    The one thing the new property does not have, but has space for, is a wood stove. In a pinch I can repurpose the old stainless steel flue left behind from the conversion from oil to propane in the 5ft crawlspace, but it does not meet code clearances for a wood stove of 86" vertical. SHTF thought.

    As soon as the garage is built, I will have wood stove (hopefully a Finlay cookstove), as heat and alternative cooking area for preserving. GW, I will take you up on the wood next season if I can't find a local source like you did.

    Went to Triole in Orleans yesterday and bought the last Stihl MS170-I, with a 16" bar, case and kit, I could find in 100 miles..even chainsaws (Stihl), have shortages right now.
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    You can nice wood stoves on Kijijji pretty cheap.

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    Been running down the small overgrown fields with lawn tractor, knocked down all the ditches shrubbery, cleared out the 347ft driveway edges as well over the last 2 weeks. Brush hog is coming next to take down remaining 2.5 acres of 16 years of overgrowth on the farmland portion. Need that down so I can see the land lay for gardens. So far, slow steady work, building stationary shelving in basement crawl space 80ft so far. Sectioned off an area for reloading room and built walls, no just deciding on how I want reloading room flow layout. Replaced all outdoor plugs and lights, ordered a new dishwasher (the one that came with house died day 3), looks like the washer is done as well, repair coming to see if we need a new one.

    Learned about pressure tank regulator switch (boom no water), and how clean contacts to get back into service, then ordered a new one from amazon. Sorting out the wiring job in basement and installing new circuits in crawlspace, fixing the lighting all strung through basement, installing secondary electrical system for Genset to run independently of house circuits (spend 3k on wire/panels and breakers so far), including a 120ft run of 10/3 for buried line to garage (buried in 2" PVC from house front.

    Ordered all 10M rebar and wood for pad forms, pre ordered 10 yrds of gravel, 9 cubic meters of cement (full truck). Renting a BX 25 backhoe/loader combo once all materials are on site for form build, gravel dump, outhouse digging, regravel driveway, and smooth all ATV ruts in back of house. Got a former (concrete guy coming out to help with forms and set up for cement pad)

    After brush hog is done, gotta take down all standing alders, not able by brush hog...

    Hunting this year is only a hope...Ö, if any, it will be short trips to for quick hunts sadly. But, dream is moving forward and it is more important for 5 yr plan for farm.

    I/We are tired, dirty and sore every night, loving it, feeling it and we both feel we have purpose now..instead of city rat-style living.
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    yup and FB marketplace all the time, including pipe...still trying to convince the wife to greenlight the Compact Tractor buy....., it will cost 1200 for 4 day rental and I can get a good used for 15-20K with some implements.
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    You can nice wood stoves on Kijijji pretty cheap.
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    Just be careful with the bx 25. Keep loader low when turning mind the pinch points Donít know what all your trying to do but full size hoe and good operator can do a lot for 1200 bucks

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    I started my wood early this year, probably too early..sweat my azz off. We head up to camp (wmu22) the week around thanksgiving. We just bird hunt now, itís easy fun and good eating. The leaves are all of by then, but your almost guaranteed a quick snow storm



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