Off and On Again.
May 30, 2016 3:10pm CST
Disappeared for just a few days this time. I don't spend any time here on Saturdays but Sunday didn't yield any time to visit either. Regular maintenance guy couldn't work so I ended up covering both of our basic responsibilities for the day. Made for an eleven and a half hour shift. I'm also trying to get a new garden plot ready by the end of the week. We need a spot to plant potatoes and a lot of work needs to be done. I cut the Alders down last fall but their roots are still in the ground. I spent another two hours after work slaving away after that. That didn't leave any spare time at all. Today rained so I can't continue that work until it dries out some. Probably a good thing. I'm pretty stiff and sore from the work. Anybody know any short cuts for getting Alder stumps out of the ground in a hurry without a tractor?
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31 May 16
Alder burns pretty good and the roots would probably burn down underground but our soil is way too wet for that to work. Besides that we have a burn ban in effect. Fort McMurray has a lot of Canadian pretty paranoid about forest fires right now.
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31 May 16
Glad to see you again, and no, I have no idea on how to remove stumps. I really don't envy your job, I know I wouldn't be able to do that kind of work, I'm exhausted just removing leaves and dirt, along with some branches I cut.
30 May 16
Alders don't grow very big and the don't put down deep roots. The trunk is usually only five to ten centemetres in diameter. However they usually grow in clumps with the roots tangled and connected to each other. Each stump I'm taking out yields and twenty to thirty kilo wooden octopus. I'm digging and doing a lot of pulling and twisting.