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    Ditch Witch is a fine mini machine -- demoed it for a day on a bike path job, forwarding out all material to the chipper on the street. Flu bug got me -- down all day today. Children have had it in series, so it was just a matter of time after cleaning up vomit and sneeze explosions. Probably stay low tomorrow, too -- since I'm achy and don't have a lot of energy.
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    2 more storm cleanup jobs this afternoon -- broken mulberry limb in a backyard, then onto a 6" Siberian limb on a broken picket fence. It also took out the electric service, phone & cable. Got it off the fence, left the wood for a neighbor, chipped the brush. Back tomorrow for the full removal, one of at least 3 jobs planned tomorrow. Estimator came back from KC with a pocket full of work -- at least 3 days worth, if not more. MB, January was probably your slowest month because you didn't have the "benefit" of snow & ice storms, no?
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    Each weekend night had increasingly more repercussions... Friday night was the most carefree, since you had no commitments the next day, could stay up as late as you wanted and sleep in as long as you wanted. Saturday night, you had to take into account that Sunday you might have some responsibilities or studying to do, so you had to ease back a bit. Then Sunday was the make up day for your procrastination -- any studying or projects needed to get done. And you couldn't stay up very late on Sunday night, since it was back to school or work the next day... That was my teens-n-twenties.
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread Dump Trailers in Gear Forum
    What are the axles on it rated for? Dexters?
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread Exploding Bamboo!! in Odds and Ends
    Nope, not a one. Might have been the start of deer season too, so gunfire wasn't unexpected. But it was on 40 acres, so plenty of land for target practice, or whatever. Outside city limits, so just sheriffs stretched thin for patrols. Probably too busy with meth lab busts to care.
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    An old Italian man lived alone in the country. It was spring and he wanted to dig his tomato garden, as he had done every year, but it was very hard work for the aging man as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was currently in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament: A few days later he received a letter from his son: At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived at the old man's house and dug up the entire area. However, they didn't find any bodies, so they apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son.
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    1 Day Ago
    You can rent a few and try them out -- United Rentals usually carries a BC1000 if you want to step up to a 12" chipper. Vermeer, Bandit, Morbark -- could hardly go wrong with any of the "big 3." Morbark owns Boxer, and the model you mentioned sure looks like Papa Morbark made it. One slight worrying thing in the description: "Designed primarily for the rental market, as well as small independent contractors..."
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread Exploding Bamboo!! in Odds and Ends
    Did my burn in middle Tennessee. Boys there use diesel for lighter fluid. Of course, it was on county land and not during a burn ban season. Sure sounded like the 4th of July, but it was definitely firmly in the wet fall time.
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    Got the pull cord on the 201T but it's leaning out after 1/2 throttle. Got the Jonsered 2255 going again, so it takes the place of the 346 now while we look at the carb issue. So we have one of each size saw going, one 372, and the 395. Enough saws to limp along, but none to spare. Still mulling over a Stihl switchover. I know Justin's thoughts there already, and could guess what Flushcut would say! New main drum belt on the 18" chipper.
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    3 jobs around town this morning before lunch -- broken limbs from the heavy weight of 4-6" snowfall over the weekend. Lots of Bradfords, Redbud, and Siberian limbs down around here, and whole trees. Funny, you'd think something from Siberia would be acclimated to snowfall! A $250 broken Siberian limb job quickly evolved to a full removal $$$$, we could easily do 3 of those in a day with our kit. Kansas City was hit worse than us, with 11"+ snowfall, so the estimator's off to look at some more storm/emergency work, possibly even for this afternoon. Otherwise, we should be booked solid for the next 1-2 weeks, plus there's another big storm predicted for this weekend! :dance:
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    1 Day Ago
    Siberian elm today was wrapped in vines with a main strand bigger than my arm. Was able to cut it in 3-4 places and yank it down, though -- after cutting a few limbs out of the canopy. Vines are definitely a consideration -- and poison ivy should add a big premium, if you even want to deal with it. We're pretty well equipped with a winch & grapple, minimizing handling risk.
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    2 Days Ago
    Oh yes, dealt with that in Mobile, AL and Ft. Myers, FL. Goats seem to love the stuff -- would bring bags of it to some down the road. Didn't know you had as much in Hotlanta -- thought it was further down in the Savannah neighborhood.
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread Move Over, Axemen!!! in MBTV
    I think he was {in}bred long before he appeared on television! :D I guess some folks pay good money for the thrill of near-death experiences. For him, it's every time he picks up a chainsaw!
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread Bird Watching! in The Rec Room
    Same job, some fowl of the more domestic variety.
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread Bird Watching! in The Rec Room
    Of course, this is nothing compared to them coming to the Hudson River in December to "escape the cold" of Canada! Ice breakers were regularly coming up river because it was frozen over 2 feet thick.
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    2 Days Ago
    I've read the original Egoscue Method of Health Through Motion, Pain Free, and Pain Free at Your PC -- also have the Posture Solutions DVD. Then I switch to more bodyweight repertoires when I am feeling good enough -- Matt Furey's flexibility and conditioning stuff, and Ross Enamait's bodyweight and dumbbell menus when I'm more ambitious. I also have GSP's Rushfit DVDs, but haven't gotten to a baseline level with my ankles and feet to be able to attempt those yet.
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    I did that once -- in a pool behind an Inn, but it was still March in North Carolina. I dove in, swam underwater across the length of the pool. Then immediately went to my room and took a warm shower. Pretty brisk & refreshing!
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    Swimming in Massachusetts Bay & Plymouth, and Cape Cod in July & August, oftentimes the water is 60-70 degrees. Sometimes only in the 50s in the mid-heat of summer! Refreshing, for sure once you are in it!
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    3 Days Ago
    4-6" of wet, heavy snow overnight. Tree limbs are bowed down, one broken one in the street this morning waking up. Could be the herald of some more work, come Monday!
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    Ditto here. Straight cold the other 3 seasons, warm shower then cold rinse in the winter. I'm sure KS groundwater temps can't compete with CT or Denmark, though!
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    4 Days Ago
    I like the dumbbell routine from Never Gymless. Dumbbell swings are a bit like the clubs or kettlebell routines I've seen, mix in some alternating clean & press movements, bodyweight (hindu) squats, etc.
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    4 Days Ago
    I'll get the exact model when I run to the shop. It's definitely old, green, and metal. Wondered if it was in the Husqvarna co-produced era, since it has some elements of the typical Husqy design.
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    4 Days Ago
    Regardless, should become an instant collector's item.
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    4 Days Ago
    I don't have it in front of me, maybe it's a 2150. Green, metal housing: https://lookwhatifound.bid/product/past-auctions/poulan-210-chainsaw-item-139/
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    4 Days Ago
    Just came by an old Poulan 210, all metal housing. Broken pull start cord (dry rotted), tried replacing with some old cord but it snapped too. Fired up and ran before eventually choking it out. Could be a good firewood saw for us.
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    4 Days Ago
    Pete Egoscue's whole concept is "health through motion" -- he preaches that the body is an integrated motion machine. Most physical conditions and postural dysfunctions are caused by lack of motion combined with negative compensating motion. I'm cribbing some of the better concepts and techniques (which in turn come from Yoga, but without the strong Eastern influence), and it helps me stay supple, fluid and functional despite a prior catastrophic injury. Sure helps me do this tree stuff! Well worth the 30 min a day!
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    4 Days Ago
    Funny, I used to have blue green algae from Klamath Falls, OR as an additive in smoothies!
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