Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mounting Tires and Gathering Wood...

The UPS driver just left and he put a little something in my garage. My ridding buddy, John, had a set of PilotRoad 2 tires delivered to my place. He'll ride his FJR up here some day and we'll mount them up. I better hurry up and order a replacement tire for the big Ninja.



I've been keeping busy by cutting and splitting wood. My neighbor is building a new place just down the road from his current "vacation home". He has the garage framed up and continues to work on it a few weekends a month. A couple of weeks ago, he walked over to our place and we talked for a bit. He told me that if I wanted wood, I could take all the downed Oak trees from around his garage. Well, I didn't need to be told twice... I've been very busy. I've made quite a few trips over to his lot. I try to go over in the morning, before it warms up. I've hauled a lot of logs out of there, but there are still plenty more to go!

I've filled a few racks....

19'x4' in the garage...

2 pallets that hold approximately 3/4 of a cord each.

The big pile, 1 full face cord in the back row and about 3/4 in the front.

2 rows under tin in the back yard. Just a few inches short of 8' by 4'

I figure I have a bit less than 6½ face cords of firewood. 4 are dry and ready to burn, and the rest will need to dry until the winter of 2014-15.

I'd like to bring home enough wood so that I could fill another big rack! I'd size the roof over hang, and stack the wood so I could get 3 face cords under the roof...

14 comments:

  1. Wow free wood, and oak to boot. You will be toasty and warm, well worth all your hard work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's hard work, but I really enjoy swinging the splitting maul! It's a great work out and a fun way to work off some frustration.

      Delete
  2. I'm getting tired and sore just from looking at that pile of split wood. I'm sure the cats will appreciate it this winter...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think they enjoy it as much as Nancy.

      Delete
  3. These would have to be cool, VERY northern WI summer days for me to get that ambitious. It always sounds good in October.

    Nice pile!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've split all I have, so I'll have to start hauling more home.

      I'll get a pile of 16" long rounds, then split 2 or 3 of them, enough to fill a wheelbarrow, take a break, then split some more. I split 15 of the 10" to 12" diameter logs during the day today. Great way to work up a sweat...

      Delete
  4. Mate, that is a lot of fire wood. How long will that last, 2 or 3 winters?

    Mmmm new tyres nothin better to fix up your handling woes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nancy really enjoys her fires.... There's enough there for this winter and part of next... To make her happy, I'd have to buy half a logging truck full of 100" logs. I'd be outside cutting and splitting for 2 months straight... hehehe..

      Delete
  5. Wow you have been busy. Getting the downed oaks from your neighbor is a win win, you get free firewood and he doesn't have to try and figure out how to clean up the debris he doesn't need.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Win-win is right! Can't beet free, already downed wood.

      Delete
  6. That reminds me I have to get to work on my own woodpile. I'm only about 1/4 of the way through and I'm missing some good drying weather. Maybe tomorrow. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello and welcome. It's always nice to meet new people!

      Delete
  7. Wow that is a lot of wood! Do you heat with wood? When we lived on our floathome we used to heat with wood and I was forever hauling wood down the dock. It's definitely a good work out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We use the built in fireplace a lot in the winter. It adds a bit of heat, but not near what a good wood stove would. I want to replace the fireplace with a stove, but Nancy says NO! I guess I'l just have to figure out a different place to put a stove.

      Delete