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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2580 on: October 27, 2014, 12:08:25 am »
Nice load, chevy!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2581 on: October 29, 2014, 12:54:03 am »
 

 
 Finally finished up the job, the cable skidder fits so much nicer, and what was left was scattered.
 

 
 There wasnt a stick there last Monday. Thurs was a washout, couldnt haul any out because of the landowners yard. Truck it all out when I get back off the boat next week.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2582 on: October 29, 2014, 09:48:24 am »
BM, that first picture is sure pretty! A nice skid and a nice background ;) The second picture, I see a family of beavers must have snuck in and built a lodge while you were out on the boat ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2583 on: October 29, 2014, 11:50:34 am »
 I had a few better ones but for some reason it wont load them. There is a large power line that runs thru our town, thats one of the flatter sections, about 1 mile from there is a gorge you cant walk into, I logged that off 2 winters ago, had to winch my 450G backwards to get up out, stump to stump.
 Ive got a pet partridge on this job, comes within 1' of you all day long just being nosy, runs right up to the skidder, I hope he makes it. Pheasants everywhere, could have gotten 2x of them right off the skidder yesterday. Need to get moved off this job, the landowner is a pain in the @ss anyway, and he didnt quite understand the volume of wood he sold when this went to bid, so thats caused some tension, the forester had to come down, made for a few heated conversations. next guy who cuts this has some great wood, ive walked around 200+ cherry over 24" DBH.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2584 on: October 29, 2014, 08:58:44 pm »
I've heard of the tame partridge before, I've never had one follow me though. I must look to shifty :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2585 on: November 04, 2014, 08:25:35 pm »
 

 
 There he is. You cant get away from him. 

 
 Try and truck the rest of the wood tomorrow, but cant get moved before I go back to the boat.

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« Reply #2586 on: November 04, 2014, 10:47:18 pm »
I want a pet partridge ;D How is it pronounced in New York? Part-tridge (MN pronunciation) Paht-ridge (Maine) or something in between?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2587 on: November 05, 2014, 07:13:24 am »
Don't be "grousing" about how to pronounce it  ;D.
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« Reply #2588 on: November 05, 2014, 07:16:38 am »
 :D :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2589 on: November 05, 2014, 07:19:49 am »
Don't get your feathers all ruffled up about it.  ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2590 on: November 05, 2014, 10:01:07 am »
Ya it's paht-ridge in Maine. But I just callem road chickens or dinner lol. But if I had one follow me around all day I wouldn't be able too eat it
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« Reply #2591 on: November 05, 2014, 06:49:33 pm »
Here in Maine their called Spruce Partridge. They have a little yellow in their feathers. They are protected buy the law (No shoot). I've had them peck at my feet when cutting firewood. they're just protecting their area. The closer you get to their nest the more aggressive they get.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2592 on: November 05, 2014, 07:08:14 pm »
 This one hasnt been aggressive, just nosy. Follows you about 100ft around the woodpile. The released about 100 pheasants right next door a few weeks ago, they are everywhere. Tried to get one with the log truck today.  ;)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2593 on: November 05, 2014, 07:15:07 pm »
We have spruce grouse here too, in addition to the ruffed grouse. Actually they are more common a bit farther north, in the big spruce swamps.
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« Reply #2594 on: November 05, 2014, 07:33:51 pm »
 We have 2 flocks of turkeys on the farm, just wandering around. Its great, the elk attract everything, they think its "safe".  ;)
 Got in the log truck at 0700 this morning, and trucked till dark. 8 loads today, and probably 3 tomorrow, get the loader yanked out, grade up and go. 

 
 The picture kinda sucks, but theres 4 loads of pulp and 4 loads of saw logs sitting there. Truck the saw logs friday, needed to get out of this job before it gets wet again.
 

 
 Thats what I got off this last job, and about 30 cord in another pile on the side. Been thru a pile like that already this year. I have 2.5 more just like it. My competition has basically no firewood put up. Im going to laugh myself to the bank come January.  :D

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« Reply #2595 on: November 05, 2014, 10:43:29 pm »
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2596 on: November 05, 2014, 10:54:07 pm »
Nice looks good!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2597 on: November 06, 2014, 04:27:45 pm »
Never had any wild game come up except a doe and her two fawns last winter. Could come with in 30 ft of them turn the tractor and back-up to a log, get off and hook-up, then get back on and skid out. They just stood and watched me. If I were hunting then you would never see them.

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« Reply #2598 on: November 06, 2014, 09:46:35 pm »
 Started in at 0700 again this morning, finished at dark just in time to get wet.  :D

 
 Getting graded up. I will take that G series dozer over the J series dozers's we have any day of the week. 

 
 We got that finished just as it started raining, im so glad to be done there. 

 
 I got a suprise phone call when I got home, "be back to the boat by 0700" which screws up my plans of trucking logs and moving stuff tomorrow. Only 96 hrs off this time.  >:(   but im way to cheap to turn down free money.  ;D

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« Reply #2599 on: November 06, 2014, 11:27:39 pm »
Looks good! Must be nice too be done there! Off too the MT next?
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