Discussion in 'The Wood Pile' started by T.Jeff Veal, Dec 29, 2018.
It did good on that tulip poplar
Don't really have a rotation, as the oldest wood was on the back of the pile. We do have another stack of logs, set on telephone poles and top covered, haven't tried them yet. It's to the right of this. 22' deep, 10 1/2' wide, 7' tall.
Thats the way we started out storing logs. Middle stack has been cleaned out, that's where new big shed is going.
Stack on the left is junk now too...
Nice storage but why ruined? bug eaten?
Probably some bugs, some punky. Had it covered, then took cover off to trim up big oak in the background. Got sorry and didn't recover. That is some of the first wood we hoarded, some of it was marginal at best then, trying to get anything I could...
WOW! Too bad about it going bad. I think we are all guilty of that at some point. We get caught up in the thrill of the score and end up not getting to it, life happens etc! Of course being in Georgia, i imagine wood goes bad faster.
Then when you get a load of wood, you really get a load of wood!
I get it, I had some oak branches that were pretty bug eaten through but still worth the firewood as I don’t get oak often. I didn’t split them all. At less than 4 inches across they didn’t need it but I did for some to see how much the damage was. Now I’m burning it as it’s nice and packable in the insert, heats like a beauty. It should as it’s 3 years old now!!
Sorry I missed your reply. I try to make the most impact when we haul, especially if it's 10-15 miles away and we have to haul equipment...
Even punky oak is better than most other wood as long as its not too far gone. That said, oak is frustrating because it does seem to want to go punky faster than other woods. Especially the sapwood. Those slimy wood ear mushrooms don't take long to set up shop on the bark along with other fungus's.
In Chinese cooking those wood ears are delicious and I know they harvest them from oak wood. You can buy them in dried form at Asian markets. Every time I see them perking up on rotting logs after rain I feel like collecting a batch, but I'm just not confident enough in my mushroom identification skills. My wife might wind up on the (FWC) firewood widows club site.
Just the sap seems to get punky quick down here. The heart is solid and wet. Had some of those logs over 2 yrs. Ive seen different fungus on the logs, somebody else can try it, I'm not taking chances either...
We have been drying the sapwood out, mama's house is staying nice and warm with just her Fisher stove.
Got a little done yesterday and today. Started cleaning this corner lot off for our neighbor, has a few small oaks on it and plenty of mud...lol...
Cut these little oak trees up first this morning
then separated the hickory we have left, getting the smaller limbs out, we will split the other for cooking wood
Split a few pieces of the hickory, won't be used for a year or so...
The MS180 made short work of the pile
Just had time to put tractor up and get in the truck, have to stack it another day.
Nice work my friend!
Raining here too. You guys have been getting slammed with rain down there.
That 180 must be perfect for skinnies? I used my little Husky arborists saw the other day at my locust score just to run it. Been considering getting a Stihl 193 arborist saw to replace it (actually more of a loyalty thing to Stihl). Saw a 201C (not the top handled model) on FBM and am considering it as well. Its their smallest pro model.
Trying to keep my CAD in check and have been doing well with it.
Thanks buddy. We have been getting the rain, nearly every time I'm off...lol...the MS180 is nice for that jig, but a top handle would be better, just way more $$$. You know CAD is rough...hope you have a great weekend.
I'm glad you got to cut a little. I love my 180, perfect size for me. It's so green down there!
Yes ma'am, I needed a little therapy. That green you see is winter weeds and BAMBOO......I need to send you some of that......your snow is pretty. Every thing else is brown...
You should make this a screensaver for summer time.
Got the pile of limb wood stacked this morning. Got a little more room left for some of the white oak limbs.
This is what we are burning this year. The other end of that shed, row was full.
Splits from this small rack, culls and mis- splits and drums of shortglies. All of it keeps us warm
A little pecan I scrounged yesterday evening while my hunny was in a meeting. Hope it will be cooking wood.
Nice stacks and shed. Thanks for the ideas. Where in GA are you with all the water oak? Only red, white and blackjack up here.
Thanks and good morning. We live about 20 miles from Milledgeville, 10 miles from Sandersville, speck on the map called Deepstep. We have a little white and live oak here, very little though. Mostly red, pin, water oak in the oak family, sweet gum and tulip poplar round out our hardwoods. Maybe 10 hickory. But we get trees from different places as folks give them to us.
Nice. I know the general area around Lake Sinclair back from my fishing tournament days.
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