Cold coming, got my firewood permit and a load of wood

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Powerstroke, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Guitarmageddon

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    I swear this looks more like some kind of large bed & breakfast or a rural inn or hotel than a private residence, that's a lot of wood and deck space Don!!
     
  2. duceditor

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    It was something like that at one time -- a summer theater "camp."

    The "main bungalow" as they called it back then was the social center and dining facility for all the actors and actresses, etc., who resided in separate 'cabins' scattered about the property.

    Several of those still exist, now converted for 4-season living. As does the amphitheater and some other structures.

    'Tis a fun place! Historically, and, well, for us. Jan and my dream once retirement place . In this case a dream come true. :)

    The property was written about at some length here:


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    We not rarely have people suggest we reopen the cottages for B&B use, and with the craziness and insecurity of today's world I suppose that's an option to possibly someday consider. But it sounds too much to me like work! :D

    -don
     
  3. Uncle Joe

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    You have another dwelling on the property, right Don? We know a family who used to run a B&B in Ithaca who lived in a small place adjacent to their B&B. Now, they just rent the smaller place and live in the big house. They seem to get a nice clientele for the one room + bathroom + private porch. So much so that they no longer advertise. Repeat business only. If it appeals to you perhaps you would consider renting out smaller places on your land. These folks seem to love it. So much less work and they seem to enjoy the visitors without each other getting into one another's business too much. We like it and go there whenever we need to spend a night or two. This season is busiest I think, with the leaf peepers out and about.
     
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  4. Powerstroke

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    The forest service cuts it down and makes piles sometimes. Other times it's just fallen dead trees. It's technically a "dead and down " permit for firewood harvesting as they call it. You can't cut anything standing unless it's juniper or something else.
    Where I live at 5200 feet elevation we are just below the deal where pine and pinion grow. Prescott is up higher than us in prescott valley. They are covered in pine trees. Way back it was once the states capital of Arizona. Lot of weird folks in that town. I just stay away as much as possible.
     
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  5. duceditor

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    It is something we'll possibly look into. But so far the better option has seemed to be simply leasing out the cottages long-term.

    Here's one such as we presently have it set up and furnished.

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    A second one is now being prepared for similar use.

    There is such a shortage of apartments in my area that we could rent these out in a heartbeat. But the "who" is critical. We want people who are self-reliant and responsible as we have seen first hand what can happen when a renter isn't. Nor, frankly, so we wish to 'baby sit' anyone.

    So far we've done okay just by word of mouth and with our friends acting as filters as to whom they recommend.

    :)

    -don
     
  6. Powerstroke

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    Beautiful. What state are you in?
     
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  7. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

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    I live in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. In the historic “art town” of Peterborough.

    -don

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  8. Powerstroke

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    Reminds me of the fall in Washington state w the Maples every where.
    Northern arizona is pretty boring in comparison.
     
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  9. Dumpster Chicken

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    I live close to snowflake az. I've got one cord cut and split, and just got both of my chainsaws worked on today. I'm ready to get back out there. They say we're in for a cold, dry winter.
     
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  10. Powerstroke

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    My friend lives off fish drive or lane in snowflake. He's a old grumpy ham radio retired cop. Wouldnt be surprised if you knew him.
    It's about 3 hrs from here.
    Where do you go cutting up there?
     
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  11. Powerstroke

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    Another cold freezing night, maybe back into the 70s for a daytime high
     
  12. Guitarmageddon

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    It's nearly a record high here today - 81F - I'm right across the river from Detroit Michigan, in Canada.....
     
  13. surf green

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    In Southern RI, the leaves haven't turned yet, due to a rainy Summer. This is a pic from my deck looking south at the town beach. A bit overcast, but that's Block Island on the horizon. Most trees are located in conservation areas. DSCN5077-001.JPG
     
  14. Slacker G

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    Great looking place to live.

    I installed a 5' fireplace in the rear living room wall to surprise my now ex. I tried going out in the sub freezing weather cutting, gathering and splitting wood every time we ran out of it for a year and that was enough for me.

    City folk, ya know.

    It wasn't long before I pulled that sucker out. Since it left a 8' X 5&1/2' hole in the wall I turned it into a 4 10" bass bin for the stereo system.

    A 55" TV sits above it and two satellite speakers built into the wall on either side house two 5" mids one 4" horn and one dome radiator each.

    You have more gumption than I do for sure, but I like the home studio theater system far better than I liked chopping & splitting wood & dumping ashes.

    My love of fireplaces certainly was short lived. I decided that paying the power company wasn't so bad after all.
     
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  15. jbrowning

    jbrowning Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

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    Dropped down to 32 last night here in Colorado Springs, tonight and tomorrow night it's suppose to dip into the 20's.

    Jim
     
  16. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

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    That’s the wonderful thing about “choice” and “freedom.” There is no “one size fits all.” And sometimes it takes experience to even sort out our own preferences.

    My wife’s absolute favorite thing is sorting and stacking firewood. -All those many racks full one sees in the photos of our home. She absolutely revels in it.

    I have no love of that, to me it’s a chore. But lighting the woodstove, clearing the ashes and such… That I really enjoy first thing each and every cold morning.

    Funny how all that is! To Life!!! :)

    -don

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  17. MrYeats

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  18. Powerstroke

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    There was some deer near by
     
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  19. MrYeats

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    That part of that photo struck me as soon as I looked at it.
     
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  20. Powerstroke

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    I enjoy my chainsaws much like guitars. I had a pretty good collection. But I build and fix saws. And love cutting.
    So all I have left is a stihl 038 mag (72cc) new piston and rings. 24" bar
    2018 husky 372xp 71cc with like a giant 28 inch bar.
    Dolmar 111 52cc saw I think
    Dolmar makita 6420 64cc former homedepot rental saw 20" bar.
    And a stihl ms210 ground saw. I think that's it lol