Crazy busy in the bush!

Discussion in 'The Wood Pile' started by HuskyMatt, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. HuskyMatt

    HuskyMatt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2019
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Victoria Australia
    Our local firewood collection area opened up this week as we have entered Autumn now. I went out for a look to see what was about and couldn’t believe it when I saw about 8-10 vehicles out getting their firewood as well. We are lucky here as we have free collection from the designated areas within the state forest. Cutters are limited to 2 cubic metres per person per day with a maximum of 16 metres for the year. The local forestry management were out there as well cutting heaps of trees down but if today was anything to go by it won’t last long. I’ll head back out tomorrow for a couple more metres.[​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  2. HuskyMatt

    HuskyMatt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2019
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Victoria Australia
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. Midwinter

    Midwinter

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2017
    Messages:
    15,383
    Likes Received:
    101,237
    Location:
    Nashua, NH
    I hope you can get enough, how long is it open season for firewood collecting?
     
  4. HuskyMatt

    HuskyMatt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2019
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Victoria Australia
    I’ll get a few loads in. This wood will be for winter 2021 so will split and stack outside. The season is for autumn then closes for winter then reopens for spring so a chance for more then as well. I’m lucky I have the property I took leoht out to to cut when it suits as well which is better wood as well. The wood I got today was a mix of peppermint and stringybark gum. Good burning.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  5. Midwinter

    Midwinter

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2017
    Messages:
    15,383
    Likes Received:
    101,237
    Location:
    Nashua, NH
    Peppermint and gum, sounds like a candy counter. Got any chocolate wood?
     
  6. HuskyMatt

    HuskyMatt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2019
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Victoria Australia
    Lol I wish!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  7. Screwloose

    Screwloose

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2017
    Messages:
    2,084
    Likes Received:
    11,627
    Location:
    SE Wisconsin
    Wow, I never heard of peppermint before !! I like the trailer sides.
     
  8. leoht

    leoht

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2016
    Messages:
    961
    Likes Received:
    9,624
    Location:
    Victoria. Australia. Earth.
    I hope there is some leftover for me when I get off work Matt.
    I need to get my 2030 wood sorted


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  9. HuskyMatt

    HuskyMatt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2019
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Victoria Australia
    you need to burn all that wood you have before it rots away! Or give it to me


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  10. Mwalsh9152

    Mwalsh9152

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2017
    Messages:
    4,470
    Likes Received:
    31,964
    Location:
    Pelham NH
    I'd try and Google a picture of something for you.....but something tells me I'm going to see a lot of something else, and not brown firewood.
    :rofl: :lol:
     
    T.Jeff Veal, Horkn, XXL and 13 others like this.
  11. HuskyMatt

    HuskyMatt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2019
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Victoria Australia



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Messages:
    28,737
    Likes Received:
    164,099
    Location:
    Central MI
    It's great you two can get together.

    Can you tell us more about that trailer. Looks to be super strong and can haul a heavy load. What was it originally built for?
     
  13. HuskyMatt

    HuskyMatt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2019
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Victoria Australia
    It’s a great trailer it is 8x5 heavy duty with hydraulic brakes on the front axle. It’s a 2t limit legally but I’ve had a bit more than that on it. The cage I made myself and has stood up to some logs thrown in it. The mesh has dented a little but works well. I normally fill the trailer completely but with the 2 cubic metre limit I was behaving. It holds about 3.5 . I also added the toolbox to hold my saw, fuel and oil and all other necessary items. They make these trailers for tradesmen and the like.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  14. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Messages:
    28,737
    Likes Received:
    164,099
    Location:
    Central MI
    Thanks Matt. The mesh, well, that is not real strong but still comes in handy.
     
  15. HuskyMatt

    HuskyMatt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2019
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Victoria Australia
    [​IMG]todays load. It was quieter out there today with only 3 others out there.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  16. HuskyMatt

    HuskyMatt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2019
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Victoria Australia
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  17. Midwinter

    Midwinter

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2017
    Messages:
    15,383
    Likes Received:
    101,237
    Location:
    Nashua, NH
    I like what's pulling it, too!
     
  18. HuskyMatt

    HuskyMatt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2019
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Victoria Australia
    [​IMG]I like it as well



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  19. HuskyMatt

    HuskyMatt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2019
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Victoria Australia
    [​IMG]one of my camping trips in the Victorian High Country


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  20. Midwinter

    Midwinter

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2017
    Messages:
    15,383
    Likes Received:
    101,237
    Location:
    Nashua, NH
    It looks beefier than my ride... IMG_20190810_27721.jpg