Rural VS City living

Bearskinner

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Living out in the woods, I will have 50 or so trees downed by weather or dead standing per year, so I cut them into 10’ sections, and once I get the first pile started ( I have 4 spots that are dug out about 15’ square, a couple feet deep for burn pits)I use the log Grapple upwind to keep the pit going, and fed with fresh slash, I couldn’t imaging having to feed the fire pits by hand.
 

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F0218DE8-DBA6-4895-9BB3-CBE15BCB74A7.png0E522F00-4691-45B0-8C58-D3A634200F24.pngFeeding the fire helps keep the forest clear of “ground debris” so if there ever was a forest fire, that should slow it some.
 

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A grapple is the one item I never got for my TLB and sure could have used it in the early years of clearing my overgrown property. Now not much use for one for the occasional downed tree. I can use my backhoe to lift and haul a few logs if needed. Most of the limbs I can just load on the FEL or just push into a local brush pile for burning (I dont use a burn pit-not needed here).
 

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I’ve cut up piles of 3’ pine logs for the outdoor fire pit, to a point there’s no where else to keep it. I built a shed near the fire pit (30 person fire pit) that holds a couple cords, and I have stacks of cut to length logs all along the trails, to where I don’t need any more for a couple years. All the downed trees now will get sawed into 10’ lengths and added to one of the burn pit piles.
 

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0576A0E0-F6EC-4B96-9036-17352860B65D.png7240ABE3-2E49-4914-952F-E35C47118994.pngThe wood storage lean to is 12’x8’x7’ and not only is that full, there’s a pile of outdoor firewood on each side.its nice to walk out the side porch door from the kitchen, dining room area right to the pit.
It doesn’t keep the deer out of the yard either
 
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