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zipper

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A nice breezy 70° day today. A great time to split the firewood and get it drying. Working on a pile of oak that I blocked up last year, about 5 cords worth, and then will start "bucking up" and splitting of the 18 cords of maple logs laying in the background. All this to feed the outdoor boiler and 3 woodstoves that keep us warm from Nov. thru April. I like swinging an axe, but this is easier with the bigger stuff.

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@zipper is blueberry season over? if so was it a record harvest?
 

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A nice breezy 70° day today. A great time to split the firewood and get it drying. Working on a pile of oak that I blocked up last year, about 5 cords worth, and then will start "bucking up" and splitting of the 18 cords of maple logs laying in the background. All this to feed the outdoor boiler and 3 woodstoves that keep us warm from Nov. thru April. I like swinging an axe, but this is easier with the bigger stuff.

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PTO driven? or is it a self hydraulic splitter? I've seen some nice tractor mounted PTO driven splitters where you can maneuver the splitter to the log pretty easy.
 

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A nice breezy 70° day today. A great time to split the firewood and get it drying. Working on a pile of oak that I blocked up last year, about 5 cords worth, and then will start "bucking up" and splitting of the 18 cords of maple logs laying in the background. All this to feed the outdoor boiler and 3 woodstoves that keep us warm from Nov. thru April. I like swinging an axe, but this is easier with the bigger stuff.

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Up in Da U.P. of Michigan dey call it "Making Wood." (Say that sentence with a slow, deep, semi-angry voice to get the accent right.) So one might say "We go make wood out in Toivola," or "We made wood this weekend."

Lots of folks of Finnish descent in the U.P. so the translation from Finnish to English had a big impact on the dialect. (I don't speak this way - not being Finn - but I have many Finnish friends who do occasionally slip back to what comes naturally.)

My Dad refused to call it "making wood" but we still did a lot of it. As a teen I dreaded getting up at 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday to try to beat the mosquitoes. If we got a load of wood back to the house too quick, the Old Man would want to go pick up a second load. Now I wish he was still around. I'd gladly go pick him up to go cut a load or two of firewood (even though "go make wood" is easier to say).
 

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@zipper is blueberry season over? if so was it a record harvest?
Yes Sir it is. It was not our highest ever, but in the top 5 best in the last 22 seasons. There is still one variety fruiting, just took this picture for you. They will end up in my freezer...or mouth, which ever comes first.

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PTO driven? or is it a self hydraulic splitter? I've seen some nice tractor mounted PTO driven splitters where you can maneuver the splitter to the log pretty easy.
PTO driven with a 36" stroke, 4-way adjustable wedge and a hydraulic lifter that will lift a 500# block of wood up onto the splitter. It can be seen at bottom of picture. It's been a great splitter for the last 12 yrs.

Edit: I say PTO driven...Pump slides onto the PTO shaft. Pressure and suction hoses are connected to pump, cylinder and a self contained oil reservoir (tank) at the other end, on the splitter. Does not use tractor hydraulics.

 
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Scottintexas

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log splitter videos on you tube, that's a rabbit hole I've fallen into before....... it's amazing some of the commercial machines,
 

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Friday night lights under a full orange moon. The game itself sucks for us, losing. Waiting on the halftime show with our daughter in the drill team.
 

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I remember those days! Good times. Our son was in the marching band all thru HS and College. 👍
 

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Friday night lights under a full orange moon. The game itself sucks for us, losing. Waiting on the halftime show with our daughter in the drill team.
We had a similar view last night at my son's homecoming game. Unfortunately, similar outcome......
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Started off the day with 24kt. winds at the marina. Gusts to 35+kts.

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Rewired the AC shore power panel today, it was rockin pretty good, but almost done with the rewire.

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Ended the day with another concert, 9th annual Grand Point North Festival on the Burlington waterfront. This marina is great for watching from the slip, but tonight we had tickets and went ashore for Grace Potter, Trombone Shorty and a few other bands. Grand Point North 2019 Lineup & Tickets - Sep 14 - 15, 2019

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Great night on the waterfront and a hell of a party with 20 transient boats from Malletts Bay, on D dock, our dock, that came for the concert. They set up a huge Buffet on the dock using paddleboards for tables and invited us to join them. Fun group of folks.
 
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Enjoyed a short nighttime cruise to take advantage of a full moon light.
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Dolphin catching dinner...

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Last night was prime night riding water!
 

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