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Old 10-24-2013, 12:47 PM
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Snow already?!?

I dont know about you other guys or gals, but where i work in Ida, it snowed for a good 20 min. yesterday and then some more today, none of it is sticking but are we expecting snow fall this early?!
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:08 PM
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It's supposed to be a good winter. Notice all the pinecones on the trees?
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Oh yea man, my side of the state got lake effect for 3 hours this morning. Over an inch over night.
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we had about half inch in the grass this morning here in Wayland.
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It's supposed to be a good winter. Notice all the pinecones on the trees?
dont even begin to tell me about all the pinecones! we have 98 acres of trees that we sell in the winter as christmas trees, and i had to pick the pine cones off every single tree....so yes i noticed because there was A LOT!!! i had trees with 200 pinecones, mind you these trees were about 5ft tall we even had immature trees with pinecones i was WTH is goin on?!
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Ah yes, Christmas Tree trimming or pruning as some companies called it. I don't miss those days. Good money for a teenager back in the day. I still have a knife so I can reminisce.
What kind of trees you got?
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Its a huge farm, and we do a lot to involve the Christmas spirit in the winter, concerts, hay rides, petting zoo, Santa comes and visits. but we have, Canaan firs, Fraser firs, white pine, scotch pine, douglas fir, blue spruce, white spruce, norway spruce, concolor firs, and austrian pine! we actually dont use knifes anymore, we use whats called a "Saje" its an 8ft. blade with teeth on it like a hedge trimmer, and theres a 2 cycle motor on what we call a backpack, that has a flexible drive shaft about 3 ft. long that connects to the blade which runs the teeth, and theres a half circle piece of steel that connects to an arm that comes out the top of the backpack with an adjustable strap and you hang the blade from it so that your not just holding it with your arms.
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Its a huge farm, and we do a lot to involve the Christmas spirit in the winter, concerts, hay rides, petting zoo, Santa comes and visits. but we have, Canaan firs, Fraser firs, white pine, scotch pine, douglas fir, blue spruce, white spruce, norway spruce, concolor firs, and austrian pine! we actually dont use knifes anymore, we use whats called a "Saje" its an 8ft. blade with teeth on it like a hedge trimmer, and theres a 2 cycle motor on what we call a backpack, that has a flexible drive shaft about 3 ft. long that connects to the blade which runs the teeth, and theres a half circle piece of steel that connects to an arm that comes out the top of the backpack with an adjustable strap and you hang the blade from it so that your not just holding it with your arms.
Nice, Mitch! I wouldn't mind trying that thing out. Got any pics of one in use?
I love the smell of Douglas Fir. I just sold my house a couple of weeks ago, but before I met my wife, I would get a 22 foot spruce for my living room.
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Quite the tree!
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Quite the tree!
I stood on the top step of my 12 ft. step ladder and still couldn't get close to the top. I thought that was pretty good since I don't like heights.
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Me neither. Never been a big fan of ladders. Even worse roofs.
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Me neither. Never been a big fan of ladders. Even worse roofs.
Roofs are no big deal for me. Ladders either, but for some reason, I can only get about 20 feet up a tree with my climber and I'm sweating profusely.
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Roofs get me flustered....
I can't think. I had a panic attack on one earlier this year actually. Diehard knows that story
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I worked for a local utility and routinely climbed over 80 feet up with a climbing harness and a chainsaw.
Quite the sight with me using the saw with one hand and gripping the tree with the other.
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Oh I bet. I likes two hands on the ladder at all times so carrying things up it was quite the sight.
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