Discussion in 'Property Tours' started by George, Jul 24, 2016.
Beautiful country, love the trout steams. The knife you made for me has cleaned many deer.
Hi Brad, thanks, the knife is going back into production soon.
Tank was shooting the rapids again yesterday.
We hit the river above the reservoir up to my make it or break it hole but I'm not much of a nymph fisherman and Tank was getting cold in the shade
so back down we went.
for some more river adventure.
I didn't go back Wednesday and someone stole the rest of my log.
Yesterday I was out kicking the tires on some other logs. No easy access to this one.
I found this one close enough and with vehicle access.
Last year's cutters ran into punk in the trunk and quit.
But punk can be spotty so I'm heading back this morning with the saw.
I never thought pine would be worth much for firewood. Is it all you can get, or is it better than I thought it would be?
Better I assume Rob, btu's/cord, weight of a dry cord; red/white oak 24, 3757lb; ponderosa pine 21.7, 2520lb; black cherry 19.5, 2880lb. Ponderosa gives more btu's with less weight than black cherry. I burned 3.5 cords of white spruce last winter which gives less btu's.
While numbnuttin around with the first two pieces up into the truck I pinched my thumb
and it was bleeding like a stuck pig when I pulled it out of the glove.
After a few minutes, a few pictures, and perhaps a few choice words, I determined that I was going to live.
No one stole my log over night.
One more load tomorrow and I'll have a chubby 4 cords for next winter.
We stay away from pine in the South because it’s awful for chimneys. It produces way too much creosote. Does that happen with Western pine as well?
George, one of my best friends has sold out and bought a place in Salida.
The USDA puts the btu's/cord of Ponderosa pine at 17.1
My flue cap will get blocked up with a build up of light ash that I clean out in the off season. I cleaned the cap and chimney pipe midseason this past winter. I'm not sure if this would be considered creosote. The wood that I'm cutting is dry, clean, and not sappy.
That's a bummer when your best friends leave you. My friends that I left behind in Michigan were never too interested to come out and visit me in Iowa but that changed when I moved to Colorado.
Taking time to smell the flowers, dogghr.
You splitting that by hand???
By sun and by hand. My neighbor wants to know why I'm not using the log splitter?
I'd be hitting the Advil after that!
Thanks G, I can smell those wildflowers. But I bet Tank prob ate them. Lol
And as for splitting wood , log splitters are for ....well we know.
Loved the mountain view. I was looking at some pics from ride out there few years ago and a small Mexican restaurant not far from you we stopped. I was wondering if it was still there. Was a great breakfast on a cold morning. Keep up the stuff.
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I'm in the process of reconsidering the gas powered splitter if the sun doesn't work.
Me too, my day ended with 3 live rounds after an hour and a half of training and my smashed thumb is not responding well to my activity level. I took two swings of the sledge Tuesday morning before deciding to go fishing instead.
I was lucky to get the purple lily shot, Tank was eating them faster than the shutter release on the camera.
The thermometer said that the water was 54 degrees.
I put a couple of browns in the frying pan and lost a couple of big ones under the rocks. I was weighting the line down with a big brown stone fly nymph that seemed to work well as an attractor and hooking them on a hares ear dropper.
What a fishing buddy, Tank is, except he doesn't tie flies like Dan. Hank navigated the waters out of necessity and he was usually off somewhere chasing after squirrels, cows, or prairie dogs. Tank just loves the water and he is always near by.
Love the pics, that's very pretty country. There are bigger trout not far away!
If you’ve never used a Fiskars splitting axe, do yourself a favor and order one:
MUCH more pleasant than using a maul or wedge with sledge hammer (though these are still necessary from time to time).
Thanks Brad, there are lunker browns in this stretch of Williams Creek this time of year. They migrate up out of the Piedra for the warmer water flowing off of the surface of Williams Reservoir.
Right on cutman, I have a 4 1/2 lb Truper rapid splitting maul of similar design.
Beautiful country G. Enjoy your photos much. Get that slpitter
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