Annnndddd the poplar logs are done! About 93 logs and we got enough to board and batten the 40ft shipping container as well as these 5 crates of 1″ boards and one tall crate of bigger boards ( mostly 2×10’s, 2×12’s).
On Tuesday, with our house guest gone, we were able to get out to the mill again. While the puppy was here, he wanted no part of our work area. Jim was working with the skidsteer to tidy up the yard and the puppy wasn’t impressed with the noise. I wouldn’t leave him in the house alone, he would only cry and paw at the glass door, so Jim was flying solo.
Wednesday afternoon we ran errands and that included picking up fuses for the skidsteer’s grapple. That evening Jim put in the new fuses and we were back in business. Thursday morning we worked in the office and then headed out to the mill to put a dent in the pile of logs we still have to mill.
Before we could begin we had to move the pile of lumber we already milled.
Monday afternoon we made a small dent in our poplar logs. It wasn’t an ideal day for milling with the wind blowing sawdust everywhere.
Saturday was a wash out but Sunday was the most beautiful day ever. We woke up our first frost of the season on the windshield of the truck but that quickly disappeared and we were left with clear blue skies and 16 degrees, perfect fall weather for working outdoors.
Whats left of the load of poplar logs we had delivered in May have to be sawn before winter so we decided we better get at it.
The forecast called for rain all weekend but we went out Saturday morning anyways to see what we could get done before it started to rain.
On the weekend we started on the second side of the shipping container board and batten project.
Before we move on to the other side of the shipping container we decided to do a much needed cleanup of our work area. In the background of this pic you can see the 2 large piles of logs that need to be dealt with.
Finally a perfect storm of good cooler weather and Jim feeling better got us back out to work on the shipping container board and batten.