Yeah, it's absolutely devastating. When we bought our property it was just park like, trees everywhere. Since then we've had to remove all but 3 ash we were able to treat, but that isn't cheap! (We have 4 left to go out of about 85), a maple has been struck by lightning and then last year a microburst took out half a maple, the maple that was struck the year before, the tops of 4 of my mature pines, and a cedar tree. To say I've been busy with tree work is an understatement! Just stopped by and bought another couple saw chains this morning.Same here...all the ash have been decimated.
Bruce, why were the post set so shallow, installer didn't know better or unable to dig deeper? What are you doing to fix it?The prior Owner of our property put in a wood fence with insufficient post depth and materials. When we get a heavy thunderstorm and 60 mph winds I usually lose a section of the fence, and that happened this week. My tractor is worth its weight in gold in holding up these sections so I can take them apart.
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I grew up helping my dad, doing it all by hand.
They say it “heats twice”, but sometimes it’s more like four or five times!I grew up helping my dad, doing it all by hand.
Cut it, throw it, stand it, chop it, pick it up, toss it in the truck, get in the truck, grab it, stack it, load the tools, go home, toss it in the wheelbarrow, wheel it, pick it up, stack it.
Clean up the mess.
I do not miss it.
Now I make sure the tank is full and turn up the propane thermostat.
I try to only let my firewood heat me once. I wait till winter to cut my firewood and the temps are around 32°. Plus I don't have to worry about snakes (I don't like Copper Heads) and bugs.They say it “heats twice”, but sometimes it’s more like four or five times!
I’ve gotten things fairly mechanized for just being a homeowner burning a few cords per year.
I order log length.
Grab logs with the grapple to move them.
Lift the logs the backhoe to cut with the chainsaw.
Pick up the rounds (by hand) to put through the hydraulic splitter.
Stack directly in to IBC cages.
Move cages with pallet forks for storage.
Move cages with forks directly to the front door to unload on to rack on porch.
Use a little wheeled cart to move firewood in to house wood goes directly off cart in to woodstove).
The installer was the previous property Owner. Most things he did he did himself and were half-a##sd like this. The posts are doug fir untreated and about 1 ft deep. No reason that he couldn't dig deeper other than lazy. So I'm just stacking the pieces as they fall down and will decide later whether to put them back up with new posts or go to a woven wire fence.Bruce, why were the post set so shallow, installer didn't know better or unable to dig deeper? What are you doing to fix it?