"Twas a good day in da woods

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  1. ole

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    It hit 55 here in Wisconsin today so I hit the woods. I sell about 9 cords of firewood each year. I got about 6 cords ready for my customers stacked in the shed:

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    While looking for shed deer antlers the other day in my mother in laws woods I found 3 red oaks on the ground. Today I attacked two of em:

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    One small hickory and one small red elm were damaged when the oaks came down so I cut them up also.
    Now I have to wait til next week to trailer the loads out. I have to go through the neighbors corn field and I don't want to rip it up. Spose to be in the teens for a couple nights next week so I will grab the rounds then. And cut the third oak up.

    Being retired is kinda nice. I got the time to make wood and make a little cash on the side!
     
  2. Woodslave

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    Nice looking stacks and yes it was a great day to be in the woods. Did you find any sheds
     
  3. ole

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    No. I only looked for about an hour. Saw a nice buck Wed that still had his headgear on!
     
  4. amateur cutter

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    Nice looking work ole . I'll admit to being a bit jealous. Not retired yet, so stuck inside in this beautiful weather. Good looking stacks.
     
  5. TurboDiesel

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    Mrs TD saw one last week that still had antlers. Very surprised .
     
  6. yooperdave

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    Same thing form the coffee shop this morning...nice 8-pt still has it's antlers.
     
  7. BigPapi

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    Wow, stacks are flat enough to iron a shirt on! Nice work!
     
  8. Mag Craft

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    Yep nice work with the wood stacks. I know what you mean about being retired, good for you.
     
  9. Maina

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    Those are some beautiful stacks of wood ole! Wish I had a woodlot like that to play in. Looks awesome
     
  10. basod

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    beautiful clean stacking:yes:
    teach some of these t-posters some lessons:rofl: :lol:
     
  11. yooperdave

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  12. ole

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    forgive me

    what is a t-poster?
     
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    It is when "T" posts are used to hold up the end of stacks of firewood.

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  14. Horkn

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    All the bucks I've seen recently all have their horns yet. I'm just a little east and north of you.
     
  15. FatBoy85

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    Neatest stacks I’ve seen in such a square shape........nice job. I can’t even keep lengths consistent to save my life. Oh and yooperdave knows I’m a T poster. Full admission here.
     
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    No biggie with the t posts.

    I have them at one pile alongside the cottage......
     
  17. MikeyB

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    Guys, what size T-Posts do you use? I’m thinking of trying some of these out on some new stack so im going to put together.
     
  18. FatBoy85

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    I just know they could be better. Wood isnt perfect. But I think I realize that I had more volumes of wood than I could handled. So I didn’t take my time.
     
  19. FatBoy85

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    Thick.Ones I use (i think they are 6 feet. Dont get the thin garden ones for light duty, they bend and don’t hold well
     
  20. Mag Craft

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    Try stacking on the side of a hill with cribbed ends. That is when T-posts work good.

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