Yeah, Usually they like to burn or bury it because a lot of times the prunings will have various diseases in them. It is the same thing I ended up with a large brush pile i needed/wanted to get rid of. If it sits for a year or so, it is pretty easy to break up by hand to put in the 55 gal drum.
Bob, there won’t be any charcoal when burning the prunings, unless they work the pile and shovel the charcoal at just the right time into an air tight container. I have made quite a bit of charcoal in open flame. TomC
A pile that is that big will have to be burned in the winter time with snow on the ground, or they will have to have a water supply to control it. They have not burned it in 30 years so I think it will be around for a while.
Bob please tell me you have talked to someone about this before just picking these up on someone else’s property. As a land owner and farmer I can assure you it doesn’t go over very well when people don’t ask first.
Yes I always ask first. We have highly inforced no trespassing laws here in Washington State. No fences or signs needed, if it not your property get permission first. I help the cherry orchard manager keep a watch on the orchard next to me. They have had equipment stolen in the past.
I had a day off from work and found some free cut cottonwood rounds about 7 miles away
BIG ROUNDS! My HF hoist could barely lift them, 4 full 5 ft3 wheelbarrows after splitting the first one.
Having a cup of coffee and planning… resting in my recliner
Tough splitting that cottonwood I’ll bet, unfrozen.
An amazing tree. It grows from Manitoba at least to northern Mexico, and I’ll bet a lot further south than that.
Wait a minute Michael. Have you shown us this thing before?
I’m going to speak on the behalf of at least one other person on this site. I think we deserve a video of how you operate your Log Lifter 2000. It looks like some of us can benefit from this. My back feels better just seeing it.
Man splitting those big chunks you earn the wood. I try have done plenty of them myself but am alway happy to get down to the smaller parts of a tree.
HF part #61522 $150 they also reference 60731 looking to see if I have a coupon. But Michael has an electric winch on his which ups the cost
This video from 3 yrs ago while i was still building my gasifier
I have made a spring loaded round grabber that is shown in the recent pictures
1” pipe telescopes inside 1 1/4”
Good morning all.
The last couple of days I chunked some wood and have it under the shed for drying .
I don’t know how much wood is here but many miles and smiles
What’s that white stuff on the ground? Was there a spill of talcum powder?
Or is it just frost, or the shine off the grass?
No frost this morning . It has been raining for 2-3 hours and looks like a good day to use some of the wood .
Minus 28C in Winnipeg yesterday morning, that’s definitely winter…
Sorry but I have no comprehension .
And lucky for you…
Although, come to think of it, we have no copperheads…
I have to say if my choice is -18F during the winter or 110f in the summer I will take the cold I can always toss more wood in the stove. But around here so far I have been holding right around a low of 2 to 20f with days up to 30s I keep hoping Gary keeps the colder stuff up there he can enjoy the ice fishing I don’t need it.
I live in southern Indiana and occasionally go into a local Amish store and they have some really good stuff. I don’t think that they are that strict but they are certainly interesting