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Offline Playinwood

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2011, 10:27:46 am »
 One thing about the rental gig around here is I never see any of them go broke. One fella I know and used to do business with is a Pen guard on shift and his wife runs the office and in the last 3 years I'll bet hes acquired another 100 grand worth of mini high hoes and Kubota little stuff.
He does have 10 wood splitters which he wishes he had more in fall/spring...

Cut,
the Vancouver Island summer va-kay is on hiatus, had a friend of a friend who runs a charter biz in Campbell River was gonna  take us out for 200lb Halibut and in the  last week the Alaskan kings were "ON" with 47 lb the biggest of the week. The 60lbers are in mid August when we would be there.Fresh shellfish to boot ...but oh NO
 

Downtown Toronto is now the destination :'( :( ball game,ROM,Science Center type stuff, anyhoo they have a spot called Fishermans wharf which is a takeoff of the San Fran version.
Last time there, you could get a LARGE pizza platter covered in Lobster/crab/all shell fish and a couple of chunks of fish. Its so big you can't see the people on the other side of the table...

It will feed 3 easy, and i been thinkin of that for a few weeks


I like good scallops, Art's neighborhood is some of the best, Bay of Fundy,
They are the size of urinal pucks, my buddy used to say
Even went picking clams in the mud there after tide, not a clean event.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2011, 12:04:52 pm »
When I was a little kid growing up on hood canal in Washington we used to have a oyster bed in our backyard. Fresh shucked that  day by mom and a trout stream ran between houses next door that went into the canal. Used to catch cutthroat out of it. I guess that must be the place where I got my taste buds going.
Somewhere in Calif, San Bernardo I think, dad used to go diving for abalone.
Then as a 6th-8th grader lived in Norfolk Va and oh the seafood houses.  ;D
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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2011, 12:45:46 pm »
I live in a pretty good place for sure. I get all my seafood fresh off the boats. Sold most of my firewood to fishermen so I made some good contacts for life.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2011, 02:33:58 pm »
so that's how you could afford to eat a dozen canners at a time...


Art, on another note, would a feller buncher not make life a little easier?

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2011, 03:41:02 pm »
Art, on another note, would a feller buncher not make life a little easier?

Alot of the bigger gear is being parked or sold off and being replaced with small crews running skidders and chainsaws. Only 2 feller/buncher crews left in my area. We only have 1 mill left south of Halifax and that keeps threatening to close. I was advised by their private wood buyer to get out while I could. NDP government is also waffling back and forth between a 50% and 100% ban on clear cutting phased in over the next 5 years. They admit that it will cause job loss but are courting the tree huggers as they have more votes. 70% of NS timberland is under private ownership. Hard to get big gear on private land today, many will only let tractors on their land. The end of industrial logging is on its way here.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2011, 07:10:47 pm »
As i expected you've done the math in that geopolitical environment...
I foresee in your area will realize its feller buncher or nothing..

Just called a logger looking for firewood logs and he said nothing till August1, they are waiting for the bark to harden??
Never heard of that, have you?

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2011, 08:28:05 pm »
Yes, from the oldtimers.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2011, 09:51:55 pm »
That's whats controlling the cut, any science you know of

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2012, 08:10:40 pm »
Changing again. No traffic in the shop since the 1st week of Dec. Got laid off on Friday, going back 1st of April. Picked up a skidder job until then. Look out trees, an old man armed with Efcos is heading your way.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2012, 08:28:32 pm »
be safe

 

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