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#46 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 07:14 AM

Will that is where the gravel has settled. Aaron needs to get a couple more loads of gravel hauled in. He has never graded the drive, so anything I work up would have a lot of grass & roots in it. I hope to kill the grass in the middle next spring so I can work the hump over and smooth it out.

Got a grader blade in the planning stages, just too cold to work on it right now!


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 10:21 AM

I went out and looked around. Bubba has about 3/8" to 1/2" of ice covering him. The sun is trying to poke out of the clouds, hope it does to melt some of this. I put Willie in the Tractor Port, but the door track is frozen up. Couldn't get him out if I wanted to. Oh well, may get into the forty's tomorrow!


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 11:17 AM

I went back out and took a few more pics. Poor Bubba!

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Here's a couple of the neighbors carnage:

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And the sun is coming through:

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Posted December 23, 2013 - 12:17 PM

That's brutal Kenny! At least you've got some firewood now, well, once you can get a tractor going to drag it home...
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Posted December 23, 2013 - 12:36 PM

It's all Elm wood! Not good for heat! But will make a good wiener roast. Maybe some marshmallows too!


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 12:44 PM

Elm is okay for heat. The problem is the splitting. Elm does not split from the center out. You have to slab off pieces around the outer edge. The resistance to splitting is why Elm was used for wooden wheel hubs. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 02:29 PM

So much for anything melting as it is snowing again! :wallbanging:  :(  :mad2:



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Posted December 23, 2013 - 02:32 PM

I know too well how damaging an ice storm is, but I can still appreciate the beauty of it when the sun hits all that ice.  Just be careful Kenny!  Mother nature put it there, and only mother nature can take it off.


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 02:35 PM

I just checked and the wind chill is 17* (-8C). But it's gonna be warmer tomorrow. I'm not out much, Daniel. Just have to get out for a bit every so often!



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Posted December 23, 2013 - 07:01 PM

Have you seen any news about the mess they're in, in Toronto?

I just talked with Doug. Sounds like a war zone. People stealing

salt from each other. 1" of ice on the trees, and they're snapping

off. No warmth in sight, before Wednesdays snow and wind.

That's going to make matters worse. Not good.


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 07:09 PM

Hadn't heard anything! Thanks, Will!



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Posted December 23, 2013 - 07:52 PM

Have you seen any news about the mess they're in, in Toronto?

I just talked with Doug. Sounds like a war zone. People stealing

salt from each other. 1" of ice on the trees, and they're snapping

off. No warmth in sight, before Wednesdays snow and wind.

That's going to make matters worse. Not good.

 

It was about an inch of ice (maybe a bit more) that destroyed timberland around here a few years ago.  That much ice is devastating to trees, and most everything that can break will.  Nobody was stealing salt down here that I heard of though!


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Why did you let my tractor freeze?

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Posted December 24, 2013 - 07:59 AM

Why did you let my tractor freeze?

It'll thaw out today, Willie. The one named after you is under the tractor port, but the door is frozen shut!


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Posted December 24, 2013 - 10:22 AM

I hope it gets above freezing today Kenny.  I could use my county road as a bobsled course.






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