Ive decided to start hitting the four areas ive seen locust including one i posted about last night. This will be an ongoing thread of my adventure. The first one was right down the street from me. Ive driven by these logs since they were cut 4-5 years ago. Didnt know they were locust and from a distance i thought chestnut oak. Ive only learned of locust since joining FHC. Several trees were felled on the same hillside. A hoarder/burner lives right around the corner and had grabbed the other stuff. I never took any. Pulled the two logs out and bucked. Bark came off easily and no rot underneath. I was dropping them on the pavement to remove dirt etc. Almost sounded like i was dropping a piece of steel. Couple other logs farther in too. Had to fight my way through the saplings on the hillside to remove them. Found out BL DOES have thorns the hard way! Grabbed one of the shoots. One log wasnt quite bucked through and when i picked it up the small amount of wood holding them together was stringy and didnt snap. The suckers sprouting from the stump tells you how long its been there. A year ago, my normal MO was to take fresh cut, "green & clean" wood. If someone told me id be taking this and liking it, idve told then they're crazy! Less than a half hour for this load. Not a lot, but a good start of the quest. First log split...ants that were barely moving! One other round had them. This is some hard wood. It was starting to get dark and i was splitting with the Fiskars. Twice i saw sparks! Maybe half hour to split. Temporary stack at my friends, til i find a "permanent" spot. Decent pile of splits. (Small row in front) Back stacks are poplar. The quest continues this week. May cut some tomorrow!