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I’m about done with coffee, then outside for the day. Going to burn a stump, again. If I can’t get the darn thing to burn completely then at least maybe I can reduce it some more.
If you aren’t going to burn for a while, soak stump in 28%. Microbes will work in fiber. Will burn better next time. Otherwise, pour oil on it & burn, burn, burn.
 

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I’m about done with coffee, then outside for the day. Going to burn a stump, again. If I can’t get the darn thing to burn completely then at least maybe I can reduce it some more.

is that where you are going to put a cement pad down for a building? if so you might want to dig out the roots and recompact the area so that you don't have issues later with the slab cracking. at least you have people with backhoes there who like to play. :)

it is a beautiful sunny cool day here but supposed to warm up a little later (high of 40F for today, 17F tonight 32F tomorrow, etc.) and then by Tuesday 64F and rain... in February... *SMH*
 

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Finished 2nd breakfast of French toast and scrambled eggs, redundant I know ;). Put some hot pepper on the eggs – thinking of @flowerbug :D. On to a nice cup of coffee.

I looked at that pdf that @ducks4you posted on her Local Wildflowers thread. There you go, ducks ... Department of Natural Resources, U of I, specific to region and prairie type. Perhaps a volunteer could make a couple of signs about restoring prairie.

Invasive? Can someone refer to a plant as an invasive when it is native, naturally occurring, and been there before the European Americans showed up? Some attention to wind-born seed species – shucks, I don't think that anything else need enter decisions on selection.

Now, onto that 2nd cup and reading about "Maunder Minimum" weather. Take us back! Take us forward! I think the coffee and hot peppers have kicked in ...

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I worked all morning piling wood on that stump! I drenched it in diesel, drenched the wood, fed it more and more wood. I don’t think the stump appreciated my efforts. I don’t think it even noticed.
So I’m making the executive decision to ignore the darn thing. The lambs like playing king of the mountain on it.
 

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I worked all morning piling wood on that stump! I drenched it in diesel, drenched the wood, fed it more and more wood. I don’t think the stump appreciated my efforts. I don’t think it even noticed.
So I’m making the executive decision to ignore the darn thing. The lambs like playing king of the mountain on it.
Need oil. Drill holes in top of stump, allow it to soak in, then light.
 

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Need oil. Drill holes in top of stump, allow it to soak in, then light.
It was a HUGE dead tree, took hours to get it down. 3 men, 2 chain saws, wedges, axe plus a tractor with bucket up and pushed up against it. The chainsaws (and men) got hot and several breaks were in order to let chainsaws cool off. The stump was much higher, I burned a big pile on it already. It’s dry, hard as a rock and laughing at me.
 

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It makes me wonder how easy it would be to drill holes in it.

One of your oaks? Wood becomes hardened by treating with high heat.

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