The march to 150

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  1. jrider

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    03EC985D-AAF1-4FAF-9472-7AF1C0102B7F.jpeg 3E860FF6-B8B6-4992-B54C-41261B0E75B5.jpeg 21EC39FE-07D4-445E-A7C2-0DC4DF26E0C3.jpeg 33A78A21-BBD8-4955-A66F-4992B3968038.jpeg EFC66E30-CE5F-40E6-A91C-EDEB93A4F9A9.jpeg I am serious this year about trying to put up 150 cords. I usually get 115-130 done but this year will be different....so I keep telling myself. I do have a good jump on things this year and I’m pretty sure I have the material. I like to make one windrow pile at a time but this year I have 3 going. The first and third pic are my oak lines, the second pic is my mixed hardwood line and the last pic is oak and mixed that will get sorted as I go. The last pic are long pieces I keep separate.
     
  2. papadave

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    I just kept saying "whoa" every new pic. Dat's a lotta' farwood.
    I'll need more :popcorn:.....BRB. :yes:
     
  3. Ron T

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    That’s a lot of work. How are you processing.....by yourself?
     
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    I hire some teens to help with splitting, other than that I do all of the cutting and a fair amount of the splitting as well. I’m a teacher so I hit it real hard during breaks and summer.
     
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    That’s quite the workout. I split for 4 hours yesterday alone. Let’s say my back is feeling it today.
     
  6. buZZsaw BRAD

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    very impressive jrider :yes::salute: This answered my question from the other post about 150 cords. I didnt see the new post til now.
    Nice to have the elbow room to work on that much quantity. I have to bring in either cut rounds or 4-8' shorts in my main processing area and have to CS and sometimes stack to make room for more!
    Rumor has it there is a tree shortage in your area of Jersey? Just a rumor though!
     
  7. T.Jeff Veal

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    Nice looking area and pile. Keep on going.
     
  8. jrider

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    It’s an effort to keep the work area clean and orderly. There are days spent just cleaning up bark, moving uglies, and long pieces around.
     
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    I know the feeling.
     
  11. jrider

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    Great that you have the space? Wish i had more, but never intended to have this much wood? What do guesstimate your inventory of wood? How much CS?
     
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    Nice work there sir. Lots of logs and splits.
     
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    Its becoming an annual thing jrider ... Cheering for you in the north:handshake:
     
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    It’s all at my moms and there’s 5 acres of field. I’m using up about 3/4 of an acre at the most probably closer to 1/2. I’m thinking I have 45 cords split so far and probably 120 cords of logs.
     
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    All right jrider you win, I'll quit callin ya slacker now.:D Nice work man, it does look like you've got a pretty good jump on the year. When's your last day of school?
     
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    June 18...then it’s on!
     
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    :dex::salute:
     
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