Cleaning up a 8ft pine that features blue staining (blue denim) and a lot of character along the perimeter of the log. Bugs be doing what bugs do when a log is on the ground for a couple months.
I bought a new air compressor yesterday to replace the one that’s currently in the workshop. Its on its last breath. That Coleman served me ok for 10 years but a stint with an air sprayer pushed it beyond its capabilities.
Dug out a rock from the dirt pile to put in the garden between the newly transplanted fruit trees.
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You see logs? I saw logs! 🙂 Really… I cant. 🙂 (A cant is a sawyer’s word for cutting a square timber from a log). (That’s me in the orange t-shirt.)
I’m in the market for a sawmill. I sent a legit question to the Wood-mizer web site asking about motor options. I posted the question to their web site.
The person who picked up that inquiry, Dave Cheel, forwarded it to the National Sales Manager BUT not without adding in their own comments first. [Edit: Correction: It appears that comment was from Dorian Lavallee (National Sales Mgr), not Dave Cheel.]
Nice. Do you really think I would ever buy something from Wood-Mizer now?
So this happened overnight. The CAT MTL is being repaired by local CAT rental dealer. Pins and bushing on quick attach are being replaced. The QA plate was removed and sent off to re-bore the holes for new bushings.
We are back at the garden bed we created for the 5 new fruit trees planted earlier. Now its time to clean up the border of the sods where the initial sod removal was done with the skid steer.
A local company sells the 20ft and 40ft containers, at a reasonable price delivered. We thought about getting one for a while, just never committed on it. So, since the containers where locally available, the next decision was to determine if delivery was possible to our location. Steep driveway and getting around a pre-existing building are the obstacles. They came for a site visit and said it was possible. A couple days later, they show up with the container. This video is a record of that delivery.
This summer brings about the task of planting some fruit trees in front of the house. Something I’ve been wanting to do since moving here. Last year we planted two apple trees. So this year we set about purchasing nursery trees from Pleasant Valley Nursery in Antigonish.
We chose two pear trees, a D’Anjou and a Harrow Crisp. Pear trees need two different types in order to pollinate. Also, we chose self pollinating trees; a Tehranivee cherry, a Stanley plum and a Venture peach tree.
Here’s a before picture of the proposed planting area taken from the deck above.
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