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  • squisher's Avatar
    5 Minutes Ago
    squisher replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Bless your soul. I've worked behind thoughtful fallers as well as thoughtless ones. Don't doubt if the yarding crew was worth their salt that they didn't realize it, and appreciate it. ;)
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  • Buddy's Avatar
    14 Minutes Ago
    Lol, put a little knob on top of it and paint it gold.:lichmalignus:
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  • Buddy's Avatar
    21 Minutes Ago
    Buddy replied to a thread For my apprentice... in Climbing Forum
    Digging the knot tying tutorials! I can sit in my easy chair and tie various knots that I learned from Jeff Jepson's "Knot at Work". But watching a professional walk you through it makes it way easier and you learn the easy little cheat methods that make it faster to tie. I have a tree next to the house I practice climbing in. As a new guy it baffles me how I can forget how to tie a knot when I'm 75' up a tree when I did it every night for a month sitting in my living room.:?
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  • treebilly's Avatar
    26 Minutes Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Liked it a lot. And I agree with the lame boss/climber comment. Just need to be careful that they don't get it to easy or they don't wanna do it when you have to.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    31 Minutes Ago
    MasterBlaster replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I'm sure there is more to that story.
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  • Tree09's Avatar
    34 Minutes Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Atta boy on the bumper, excellent work there. Rajan, you ground all 6 stumps with that machine in an hour and a half? I've been looking for a stumper, almost bought a tow behind but it didn't fit in backyards, so it was almost useless for me.
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  • ThB's Avatar
    57 Minutes Ago
    ThB replied to a thread Solo Tree Work in Climbing Forum
    When I do solo treework I always try to climb in a system which alows me to get to the ground with one hand. I dont use two laneyards but as a second tie in my climbing line with an srt tool on it.
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  • squisher's Avatar
    59 Minutes Ago
    My head spins when I read most of this yet I'm about to jump into some farming enterprise of my own. I have a whopping seven acres of hayfield that does quite well. The field is split by my driveway and one side is about three acres and the other side is about four acres. So now that I've gotten my hay production way up through chemical fertilizing and irrigation I'm going to take out about a acre this year and start growing some different crops. My plan this year is to plant as much of that acre into garlic this fall as possible. My place has not been treated with any herbicide for the last decade and has only seen minimal chemical(pellet) fertilizer. It also hasn't been tilled at all for atleast a decade and is all grass/clover/weeds in the field. So I'm starting to look at how best to prep this acre for the fall? I've got a second generation rancher/farmer coming over on Friday morning to walk my field with me and discuss some things. I'll also be meeting with my local agriculture rep hopefully early next week. I've got a lot of composted manure and wood chips that I can amend my soil with so will be studying various methods of getting the acre ready for garlic this fall. My plan is to market garden other crops as well. I've got a couple really good ins with a local food co-OP who will take any produce I produce that is bee-safe(no spray) but doesn't have to be certified organic or anything like that. Up here it seems certified organic is losing ground to bee-safe/no spray production. I figure I'm already suffering the expense of the land and water(I have near limitless irrigation water from mid April to mid September and can even have it turned on early or off later for a minimal fee if required. So I'm about to learn/expirement/fail/succeed and all that fun stuff that comes with farming. So far I have many more questions than answers about the best way to convert this land from grass/clover to row crops. When I've sussed out a plan of attack I'll run it by y'all here and look for further input.
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  • Jomo's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Jomo replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    What a show off! Jomo
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  • Jomo's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Jomo replied to a thread Solo Tree Work in Climbing Forum
    There are no two ways round it Reg, you're a bloody outlaw! A well equipped outlaw granted, but an outlaw nonetheless. Perhaps it's time for adult diapers mate? Jomo
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  • stig's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Maybe I should turn myself a wand to use for the stick method. That would really look like sorcery.
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  • DMc's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    DMc replied to a thread alternatives in land use in Odds and Ends
    Yes, lots of soil poking and prodding, charts and graphs being created. They need to accept the premise that nitrogen is not a growth "limiting" factor but instead a growth "regulating" system. That may seem like semantics, but understanding that the soil in its entirety will only produce as much nitrogen as is sustainable. If you want more nitrogen availability do not focus on "adding" nitrogen but instead focus on all the possible reasons and ways to improve that land thereby improving the potential, for supported growth.
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  • stig's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    stig replied to a thread For my apprentice... in Climbing Forum
    Yep, always. Maybe I'm just clumsy, but I've cut myself countless times, untill I got smart and put gloves on.
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  • BlackSmith's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    BlackSmith replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    The breed of peace...
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  • RegC's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    RegC started a thread Solo Tree Work in Climbing Forum
    Some thoughts and footage of working alone. Its 25 mins, or thereabouts. Think there's a few members here in the same boat. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZP9lVuNb_7M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Raj's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Stick for me. I like it when custy doesn't see me do it but watches me march over to where the top will hit Freaks them out.
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  • Cobleskill's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Do you wear gloves when you sharpen, Stig? I have never seen the need or nicked myself. Probably happen tomorrow.
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    I planted phacelia on 500 acres Stig. What I think they are finding is that a whole load of nitrogen just sitting around is vulnerable to disappearing. Dave, I guess they are working on better tests for producers like me. We use a lot of alfalfa Steve. Mostly in long term, diverse rotations.
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  • Cobleskill's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    They don't mention how expensive the seed is.
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  • woodworkingboy's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    His own mutt...go figure. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/mar/29/man-mauled-to-death-by-dog-during-interview-bbc-film-crew-staffordshire-bull-terrier
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  • Steve Mack's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Dave, your post made me think of Alfalfa. Might not be suitable for Jim but it's a good nitrogen storer. https://www.pioneer.com/home/site/us/silage-zone/alfalfa_grow/alfalfanitrogen/ Catch 22 has a good Alfalfa story.
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  • Buddy's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Buddy replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    "It's a lame climber or boss that doesn't care about the ground guys". :thumbup: When I was cutting logs my first thought was always the hookers that were going to be next on the hill. Not making a busted, crossed up mess, eliminating any hazards and flagging bees nests is always something I strived for. Although I don't think they always realized it...
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  • Buddy's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    About the same time I was learning to measure with the clino I had a tree next to the house that I needed fell. I was curious how accurate it really was. The tree measured at exactly 100' tall. After I fell the tree away from the house I measured it with a log tape and it measured 100' 6", I was impressed with its accuracy. I think I learned the stick trick in boy scouts. Is that where you get a stick, back away from the tree and knowing the first measure height you progressively stack it to the top? Or something like that...
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  • DMc's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    DMc replied to a thread alternatives in land use in Odds and Ends
    Soil testing for N is a funny deal and the results can be extremely misleading. They test for available N, typically nitrate, that is in the sample at the time of testing. Tests are also performed at a specific depth. None of this will give a true picture of what N will become available through mineralization of soil organic matter. This is the answer to the mystery of how low measures of N in high organic matter soils can produce so well in the apparent absence fo sufficient N. It is a common misunderstand that covers "must" be terminated for their nitrogen to become available. Many examples of this in multi-crop plantings. Mineralization takes place in the nitrogen rich root exudates and sloughed-off root tissues. This N is available to other plants growing with the legumes.
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  • Evan Sussman's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    :) thank you Stephen!
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  • Evan Sussman's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Evan Sussman replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Nice work. Sweet scenario with the speed line over the fence. Lots of efficiency gained there.
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  • stig's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Exactly. Like cutting pulpwood. The romance of doing that fades fast once you do it for a living.
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  • stig's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    I worked for an organic farmer in Schweiz back in the 70es. From what he told me, Steve is quite right about the nitrogen. As the cover crop breaks down, the nitrogen level goes down, but later goes up again. So you need to time it right in order to have that nitrogen on hand for your follow up crop. I don't know what your soil is like, but on our dense, fairly compact soil, a cover vrop with deep roots does wonders to loosen the soil structure. I use Phacelia in my garden.
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  • stig's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    stig replied to a thread For my apprentice... in Climbing Forum
    I really hate those file handles. I've paid for the whole file, so I want to be able to use the whole file. They shorten your filing stroke badly. Also, when I teach apprentices to file, which I do every 3rd year, I start out telling them to wear gloves. Haven't had time to watch the videos yet.
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  • stig's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    https://vimeo.com/184028817?ref=fb-share&1 It takes a little while to get going, but stick with it. Her fluidity of movement is wonderful, not to mention the dexterity of her feet.
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  • woodworkingboy's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    woodworkingboy replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
    I think I'd put Warren in my top three. He doesn't need showoff, just gets it done in a quiet understated style and always so melodic. Some kind of talent. His partner isn't at all half bad either. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OOwBDlcasZ8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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