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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #460 on: April 21, 2018, 09:49:01 am »
Lekker man  :thumleft:

What a way for a young chap to grow up hey!
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #461 on: April 23, 2018, 04:34:53 pm »
Went to visit one of the military bases here... 30 min walk and did not even scrape the surface of military vehicles on display.... Here is 3 of the beasts. Saw probably 30 to 40 different tanks and vehicles.Kids had a blast! Oh and yes, it was nice and warm (15 degrees).

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #462 on: April 23, 2018, 06:00:57 pm »
15 c is not warm.
It is a winter's day in jhb.
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #463 on: April 23, 2018, 06:11:12 pm »
15 c is not warm.
It is a winter's day in jhb.

Ha ha! Shorts and t-shirt weather!
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #464 on: April 23, 2018, 06:28:58 pm »
15 c is not warm.
It is a winter's day in jhb.

Ha ha! Shorts and t-shirt weather!
Durban, that is middle of the winter cold.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #465 on: April 23, 2018, 06:35:32 pm »
Durban, that is middle of the winter cold.

In a cold front with rain,  and snow on the 'berg.
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #466 on: April 24, 2018, 05:48:55 am »
Summer is definitely here!!
Looked like this 2 weeks ago



And today






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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #467 on: April 24, 2018, 10:36:30 am »
Amazing the amount of water that drains to underground water once the snow melts.

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« Reply #468 on: April 25, 2018, 12:33:37 am »
Amazing the amount of water that drains to underground water once the snow melts.

Immigrant vrot jou heiningpale nie van al die water of is hulle behandel?
Die pale is behandel (pressure treated) met MCA (micronized copper azole) of CCA (chromated copper arsenate). Dit maak die paal insek en water bestand. Ek het pale uitgehaal wat al 20 jaar hier staan en dit lyk of dit gister ingeslaan is. Die hout is hoofsaaklik Jack Pine wat op sy eie baie duursaam is.
Ons slaan hulle met hierdie "post pounder" in wat jy agter die bakkie sleep. 3 van ons het laas 2.4km heining geslaan en draad gespan in 4 dae.

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #469 on: April 25, 2018, 12:49:29 am »
Amazing the amount of water that drains to underground water once the snow melts
That all depends on what happened in the fall. If we had cold weather, but little or no snow, the ground freezes up to 5 feet deep. When the snow then melt in the spring, it has nowhere to go and we have lots of runoff/ flooding/ roads washing away, because the frost takes a long time to thaw out.
If we get lots of snow late fall early winter, it acts as an insulated blanket and the ground does not freeze very deep. When the snow then melts the ground absorbs it right away.
The problem we face now is fire. It gets warm during the day and all the water dries up, but it still freezes at night, which slows down plant growth considerably.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #470 on: April 25, 2018, 10:10:07 am »
Ons slaan hulle met hierdie "post pounder" in wat jy agter die bakkie sleep.

Lekke tool daai. Het met so een gewerk in Virginia wat voor op n trekker se kop gemount was.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #471 on: April 28, 2018, 12:55:44 am »
The problem we face now is fire.

And the first fires of the season have begun. This one about 5km from the farm



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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #472 on: April 28, 2018, 07:09:49 am »
That is quick after the snow has melted?
What starts the fires in your area?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #473 on: April 28, 2018, 03:37:30 pm »
That is quick after the snow has melted?
What starts the fires in your area?
The fires in the forest is mostly started from hot quad bike exhaust pipes. The wet "muskeg", which is like peatland sticks to the exhaust, and as it dries it starts to smoulder and fall off. That clump of muskeg can smoulder for days before it sets the forest on fire.
On the farms it is plain ignorance. Burning brush or garden refuse that gets out of hand. There is currently a fire ban in my municipality. That means no open fires, not even a braai.....but sometimes people don't give a shit and then we have a fire.
Even when the fire ban has been lifted, we have to get a burn permit if we want to burn brush or garden refuse. And my "braai" or " fire pit"needs to be approved and within the requirements of the local fire chief.
Now I may say "screw that, I will braai when I want on whatever I want". But as we saw with the Fort Mac fires 2 years ago that attitude could have far reaching consequences.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #474 on: May 06, 2018, 06:47:24 am »




12000 trees a day ....... for asswipe and paper plates  8)
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #475 on: May 06, 2018, 10:17:54 am »
12000 trees a day

Geez Immigrant how many do they plant per year? :o
Kwekerye vir boompies kweek moet ook massive wees.
Bosbou is n baie lang termyn boerdery. :deal:
Dis darem jammer sulke mooii bome gaan letterlik deur die gat getrek word. ;) :lol8:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #476 on: May 06, 2018, 12:07:07 pm »
12000 trees a day

Geez Immigrant how many do they plant per year? :o
Kwekerye vir boompies kweek moet ook massive wees.
Bosbou is n baie lang termyn boerdery. :deal:
Dis darem jammer sulke mooii bome gaan letterlik deur die gat getrek word. ;) :lol8:
They plant roughly 3 million a year. But depending on the species of tree, it will regenerate naturally. Other areas they "rip" in to the forest floor and the cones of the downed trees get worked in to the ground. The limbs of the harvested trees make good compost as well.
For us and the sawmill across the road they harvest about 6000 hectares a year of an available 1 million ha productive forest. That equates to roughly 121,643 m3 of softwood and 541,786 m3 of hardwood per year. They have built 7246km of road to access the wood
But all the wood is on "crown land". No private plantations, although farmers sell some of their wood when they break new land for pasture. But the pay is very little. They really actually just do you a favour by removing the trees, but they score because its close to the mills and easy access
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #477 on: May 07, 2018, 06:54:40 am »
Any reason night shift is more than day shift?

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #478 on: May 07, 2018, 08:11:11 am »
Any reason night shift is more than day shift?

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #479 on: May 07, 2018, 08:44:39 am »
Thanks, I was tempted to type just that.

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