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    My whole life my uncle who did the treework with me and logged his whole life always had the mantra 'Let the machine do the work'. I'm a believer in machines.
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    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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    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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    2 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread Fishing 2017 in The Rec Room
    Amazing. I could only imagine shrimping down there, the life in that warm sea. I was on a small fishing boat once on our west coast and had shrimp boiled up right onboard moments after being caught. It was a amazing experience at the time, 25 years ago. Lol. Man I'm getting old.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Rich. You're a good man. Don't let those f-cking idiots drag you into a world of bullish-t you don't deserve. Morons. The reporter reads assessment when the text clearly states easement. Lmao. Buncha geniuses.
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    3 Days Ago
    And welcome to The Treehouse. Unfortunately from your photos the tree looks in bad shape. Lots of topping/hacking abuse that has lead to serious rot.
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    3 Days Ago
    Another vote to call Nick from TreecareLA, if you are in his service area. He is most definitely a arborist.
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    3 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I recall hearing that the size and tuning wasn't an issue when running dual power heads on an Alaskan mill. That it's all just power going towards the milling.
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    5 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Nice! I'm seriously racking my brain about some market gardening. Possibly converting some of my small land into something that produces more value than hay. I've got neighbours who grow all sorts of vegetables for local grocery stores so I'm in a decent enough spot for it.
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    5 Days Ago
    How about a phone? It's not a given that everyone has a phone or a working reliable phone nowadays. As an employer it's your responsibility to ensure that a call for help can be made. Verified working phone and a pad with the worksite address written on it. Everyone needs to know where it is on every job site. When it hits the fan is not the time to start figuring out where you are. Or having the groundy who slept all the way to the job site call in directions to nowhere with a phone that's out of 'minutes'. If there is no phone service on the worksite have another plan.
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    5 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Well. Once the last drop is sucked out and ignited. The horrors or fossil fuel use will finally be over. Then it'll all be good right?
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    5 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    There will be no change from using oil, until it's all gone. So hurry up and fill up and drive around. If you really want change,use it up!
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    squisher replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Ha. A little more research Kevin. If you think Canada's oil business is Canadian.
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    6 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Damn. Any damage to the speeding car?
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    1 Week Ago
    squisher replied to a thread Bird Watching! in The Rec Room
    Birds are coming alive in these parts, or atleast returning. Tons of air donkeys flapping about. I saw my first robin yesterday in my yard. I've got frigging magpies trying to nest in my yard. No thanks, ill pester them with pellets until they move along. Also been seeing some owl action at dusk. I love the hooters. :D
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    1 Week Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Not at all. But who needs damaging storms if you're already overwhelmed with work?
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