Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,044
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Tractor
    Kubota L5740, Case IH 255, Gravely 8199G

    Default Sandy mess finally cleaned up

    well, almost, still have some wood to split, but that's the easy part.
    And a fine woodpile (one of many) to show for it. I'm sure this scene is repeated up and down the East Coast.
    I bet the firewood people are having an interesting season, maybe too much supply and not enough demand.

    Our township has a strict no burn policy so I had to haul all the trash away and bury it as neatly as I could in the woods.
    The kubota's grapple made this so easy to do.

    One more large tree to do, but it's a big tulip poplar that fell in a field and I've got all winter to fiddle with it. Not sure how good that wood
    is to burn, it's a hardwood, but apparently not very hard.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Sandy mess finally cleaned up-p1010760-2-.jpg   Sandy mess finally cleaned up-p1010762-2-.jpg   Sandy mess finally cleaned up-p1010745-2-.jpg   Sandy mess finally cleaned up-p1010741-2-.jpg  

  2. #2
    Elite Member Bob77064's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3,858
    Location
    KY @ TN line
    Tractor
    2011 LS R3039

    Default Re: Sandy mess finally cleaned up

    That's a nice stack of firewood.

  3. #3
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,044
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Tractor
    Kubota L5740, Case IH 255, Gravely 8199G

    Default Re: Sandy mess finally cleaned up

    Thanks. I was/am a long time boater, and sadly am utterly useless when it comes to tying knots, a real problem at times.
    And I have been cutting wood since I was a little kid, and I never could get the ends of the pile right. Growing up, we did about seven cord a year, had 70 acres of woods out back, and had such long wood piles
    we never worried about the ends.

    Now my good friend Bill is an Eagle Scoutmaster and he comes along and fixes up my piles, makes the ends so straight I bet I could put a plumb on it.
    Gotta know your limitations...
    As you might imagine, Bill is really good with knots too...sigh.

  4. #4
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,808
    Location
    S. W. Virginia
    Tractor
    Kubota B3200, Ford NAA, IH 454D, Case 1845C

    Default Re: Sandy mess finally cleaned up

    Looks good. I remember when hurricane Fran came through our place in NC back in the 90's and left a huge mess. Luckily (or unfortunately) a large number of the trees that went down were oaks and provided all the firewood we could use for the next few years.

    As for the tulip poplar, we've burned it before but it wasn't great. Made a ton of ash and heat output was mediocre. If it's down you might as well use it for something though.
    Kubota B3200
    Ford NAA Jubilee
    International 454D
    Case 1845C skid steer
    JD 265

  5. #5
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,044
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Tractor
    Kubota L5740, Case IH 255, Gravely 8199G

    Default Re: Sandy mess finally cleaned up

    I have about three years of white oak stored in the barn's wood room, so I really am torn about spending all the time to chop up that poplar. Long straight trunk as usual, would be good for someone to make furniture I believe.
    At least it's lying down in a way that cutting it up will be super easy. If the saw goes through it like butter, well....maybe I will just haul it off for the squirrels to live in.

    Even with the oak trunk as hollow as it was, that sucker was unbelievably heavy. I have some big logs to cut up, well big for me. I have a 20" bar on an Echo 450 and some of them are sure bigger than that.
    Those really large rounds in the picture were from last year, need help to get them to the splitter and do vertically, but that's backbreaking too. Actually they'd make better seating around a camp fire...

  6. #6
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    14,431
    Location
    Yanceyville, North Carolina
    Tractor
    Kubota L4400

    Default Re: Sandy mess finally cleaned up

    Here's wishing you and everyone affected by Sandy the best.
    The PUPIL who does not surpass his Master, fails his Master.

  7. #7
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,044
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Tractor
    Kubota L5740, Case IH 255, Gravely 8199G

    Default Re: Sandy mess finally cleaned up

    Thanks Creekbend. We had an enormous number of trees and power poles down, but perhaps due to some divine force, very few hit people's homes. But this morning, weeks later, all one could hear was the sound of saws and chippers echoing throughout the neighborhood as the cleanup continues. Almost like a tornado hit parts of our area, knocked down whole sections of woods. Others had it much worse, particularly further North of us.
    The real worry for me was the older folk without power, and no way to get to their homes, all the roads, and I mean all for awhile, were blocked. And it got cold too so everyone helped out and took others in.
    Really sad how many people died in their homes when trees fell on them, NY, NJ and New England were really bad.

  8. #8
    Elite Member Baby Grand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3,280
    Location
    Windsor, CT.
    Tractor
    L3240GST, B2320HST, B5100D & G5200H

    Default Re: Sandy mess finally cleaned up

    While tulip may not be a great heating wood, if I remember correctly it splits nicely and burns fast.
    I'd cut a goodly pile and split it up small for kindling.
    Can never have enough kindling.
    Glad to see you weathered the storm in good stead.
    That's the problem with trouble.
    It always starts out as such fun."
    - Randall Brown

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    5,657
    Location
    Cedartown, Ga and N. Ga mountains
    Tractor
    1998 Kubota B21, 2005 Kubota L39

    Default Re: Sandy mess finally cleaned up

    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Grand View Post
    While tulip may not be a great heating wood, if I remember correctly it splits nicely and burns fast.
    I'd cut a goodly pile and split it up small for kindling.
    Can never have enough kindling.
    Glad to see you weathered the storm in good stead.
    Exactly what I do with poplar. I also keep some for early and late season fires when you just want to take care of the morning chill. Makes great kindling.

    MarkV

  10. #10
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,044
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Tractor
    Kubota L5740, Case IH 255, Gravely 8199G

    Default Re: Sandy mess finally cleaned up

    Makes great kindling.
    good advice, thanks.
    Now what do I do with seventy feet of kindling?
    Better rethink my storage plans.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-30-2012, 10:25 PM
  2. Snow All the snow is cleaned up now and look what I see
    By Tailrotor in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-15-2010, 07:25 PM
  3. Cleaned my tractor
    By smallfarmer in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-27-2008, 10:48 PM
  4. Cleaned under Tractor
    By Dave01 in forum Cub Cadet Tractors
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-06-2007, 11:27 PM
  5. cleaned deck
    By TonyR in forum General Lawn & Garden
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-19-2000, 10:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2013 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.