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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2018, 01:37:12 PM »
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2018, 02:21:00 PM »
 Working in such a cold (- 17 C)  goes to show your dedication to that two-footer once more . It will take the line and the trains  far away northward .

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2018, 08:15:36 PM »
I agree with Duncan, it looks terribly cold in those photos. How large of a crew was there?

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2018, 09:42:14 PM »
7 in the morning, 6 in the afternoon, unless I am forgetting someone.
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2018, 12:02:57 AM »
That sounds balmy compared to what's forecast for this Saturday.

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2018, 01:24:49 AM »
We started at about -10. We will be making an attempt at something Saturday. I would like to at least burn or attempt to burn what we have cut, and maybe cut a few more trees..
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2018, 12:45:59 AM »
How's was the wind on Wednesday? We've been having wicked overnight windchills in the -15 to -20 range.

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2018, 12:20:09 AM »
Meanwhile, up at the Brook...

With warm weather predicted this week, and an expected inch of rain on Friday/Saturday, I was real concerned about the ice on the brook. While it was still somewhat solid, I wanted to remove the necessary trees on the south side of the brook. Steve Z. joined me, and the first picture is of what he and I accomplished. Reinforcements arrived shortly after he left, and helped me cut the branches off and stack the brush from this tree. We then did 3 EASY ones, because I was about done.



And here we are at the end of today..








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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2018, 08:32:53 PM »
Nice photos, Mike.

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2018, 12:47:55 AM »
I keep thinking it would be fun to come help, but -10...holy cow!! I'm in Alabama! Anything below 32 and we stay inside by the fire!
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2018, 01:37:06 AM »
Today (and yesterday and tomorrow) it is actually above freezing.

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2018, 01:39:31 AM »
Yes, It was quite balmy in Sheepscot yesterday - I think it may have hit 40 degrees!
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2018, 01:47:38 AM »
Nice pics Mike.  Looks like we have a few trees a wee bit to close to the centerline.  Any beavers looking for work?   ;)

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2018, 09:59:59 PM »
John...good one!
Great pics. I see fine evidence of progress--less woods, more stumps.
Given da weather, you guys should be either sainted by the Pope, or knighted by the Queen...maybe both!
What' s really great is that  Trout Brook Bridge Project Sitework HAS STARTED!!
In construction-speak, it's called Clearing and Grubbing.
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2018, 11:11:54 PM »
I know everyone thinks we are nuts, but this is work we have to do now, while the weather is cold. So far, no soil has been disturbed. Not sure what the rain will do to the snowpack tomorrow and Saturday, so our work may have to be scaled back if the snow goes away.
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