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Salmoneye, the leaves
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Randy    Posted 10-01-2004 at 08:23:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is hard to understand the people about the leaves down here. I prefer to get them off the ground but if I miss a few jobs, oh well. They get so angry about it. Real strange. The big problem for them is that their weekend house in Litchfield County, CT has leaves on the lawn. Mostly I just laugh at them or shake my head. I'll always eat with them or without them.
Getting your wood put up for the season? Been real nice here, supposed to get in the 40s at night next week.
Had an emergency appendix operation a few weeks ago. We had bursting and all that. About the most fun one can have with his clothes on!

Alias    Posted 10-01-2004 at 09:47:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
They're called leaves cause you're supposed to leave them where they fall. I only go after the leaves when the trees are completely bare. And, then I drive my mulching mower of them till they are reduced to tiny pieces. It's good for the yard....gfp

Dang...    Posted 10-01-2004 at 08:41:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
That HAD to hurt...Glad you had it done and can enjoy the rest of the season though...

As for wood, I have 2-3 cord of good dry stuff in the yard now...The Maples I am thinning will be 'ready' when I start getting low on what is here...Have some Ash girdled, but doubt I will be able to snake em out before freeze up as the area is wtter than heck still...

I have a butternut log I should find a home for...I took the branches, but the rest should go to a carver or for cabinet lumber...


Colin in WI    Posted 10-02-2004 at 00:29:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
About that butternut log...I saw your earlier post and was trying to think of the person that might want it but just can't pull his name out of the cobwebs but...about twenty years ago when I lived in South Strafford and worked in Hanover, I walked through the gallery behind the Hopkins Center one lunchtime and was amazed by the raised panel door constructed of butternut by a local woodworker/artist. Among many less practical examples of beauty using wood as the medium, this door stood out as perhaps the best use of wood short of heat from a stove on a cold winter night I've ever encountered. Perhaps you could give a call to the art department at Dartmouth to see if they are interested in that log. If they're not, or if ya just can't get comfortable turning it over to those Kerry- voting New Hampshire Native American teachers, try giving it to UVM. Maybe if you call Dartmouth, they might even remember that craftsman's name that I have regrettably forgotten.

Thanks Colin,    Posted 10-02-2004 at 04:10:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Still looking more locally first, but if it comes to it, I will remember your suggestions...


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