Another great day at the C4C landing! Lots of action, lots of wood chips, and thanks to Eileen, lots of donuts! Gary worked with Kathy at the splitter and also took a bunch of great pictures for us. Here is a sequence of pics of Kathy, which demonstrates the emotions of operating a fine logsplitter.
Added by Dean Faklis on June 12, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
Just a quick post to show some pics from last Wednesday and as a reminder to mark your calendar for the next bimonthly event on June 9 at David and Celia's place just outside of Avon, NY. More on that below.....
Here's Jim whittling logs down to size:
And here's David…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on May 28, 2018 at 5:49am — No Comments
The NYFOA C4C Team operates like a well-oiled machine and it just acquired a new....well-oiled machine! With special thanks to Runnings - Brockport and John Schumacher, C4C purchased a brand new log splitter complete with Kohler engine. Runnings gave a big discount and had its team assemble and prepare the splitter for C4C's service.
NYFOA's Greg Lessord was key to this acquisition and mentions, "It's a Black Diamond 25-ton vertical and horizontal splitter on a tow-behind…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on May 9, 2018 at 8:35pm — No Comments
Dean: "David, how many logs are left on the landing?" David: "Only a few. I think there are 4 or 5 face cords. An easy day."
Eleven face cords later, and the team is still ready for more!
When our partners at Wagner Hardwoods deliver logs, they do it very carefully and stack the pile well off the ground on "stringer" logs so that there is plenty of room for air to flow. In addition, having the logs off the ground keeps them clean and dry and makes it easy…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on April 12, 2018 at 8:46am — No Comments
Winter continues in full force and the need for firewood is relentless. Our partners at the Rotary of Walworth-Ontario continue to raise funds for Camp Onseyawa (https://www.onseyawa.org/) through the sale of C4C firewood. Camp Onseyawa is a special place for children with special needs and our region's Rotarians make it all happen.
While I was sitting by the fire on January 26 and 27, the C4C team worked hard on the fine, seasoned ash…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on February 16, 2018 at 11:12am — No Comments
We're short? How can that be? We were way ahead of schedule for this year!
With the recent cold snap, the need for firewood is relentless. The Rotary of Walworth-Ontario needed an additional eight facecords and the Canandaigua Rotary needed two more, all to help Camp Onseyawa. But.... we only had six stacked and ready to go. So, a Flash Mob was called for High Noon on January 10 to make more heat! Fortunately, thanks to Wagner Hardwoods, we have material that is ready…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on January 12, 2018 at 5:28pm — No Comments
A Perfect Day! Sunshine, good friends, the aroma of two-cycle oil and the dulcet tones of a growling chainsaw. It just doesn't get any better than that! That's Jim on the saw, piling up the rounds and chips.
We just received word from Jonathan Wordingham of the Ontario-Walworth…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on December 13, 2017 at 7:37pm — No Comments
Added by Dean Faklis on November 6, 2017 at 11:31am — No Comments
Two teams of Rotarians showed up for work today to transport and deliver 24 face cords of the finest C4C firewood. This firewood was pre-sold earlier in the year by The Rotary, with all of the purchase price going to support Camp Onseyawa, a camp for children with special needs. So far, C4C and The Rotary have donated approximately $2,500 to Camp Onseyawa (https://www.onseyawa.org/). In addition, please recall that C4C has already…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on October 10, 2017 at 6:01pm — No Comments
Wow, the email list has really expanded. I think that there are some…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on June 4, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments
Added by Dean Faklis on May 1, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
Another perfect day in Western NY and the C4C Team completed the first log load on NOV 6. Thanks again to Tom Gerow and Wagner Hardwoods for their kind donation of logs; they are really a great company. Check out the Team below after the day was done...they look well fed and well exercised!
That's Tony Ross sitting on the skid and Dale Schaefer way up on the pile. Chris Howard is on the left, then Greg and Kathy Lessord, Dana Allison and David…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on November 11, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments
The big log load donated by Wagner Hardwoods continues to decrease in size while the firewood stacks grow and grow. After one more cutting session, all of the logs will have transmigrated completely into about 35 face cords of well-seasoned firewood. Here's a picture of the NYFOA C4C Team from yesterday; we had ten participants:…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on October 24, 2016 at 8:36am — No Comments
As the old sage goes, "the way to a firewood cutter's heart is through their stomach!" An even dozen NYFOA volunteers came out on Sunday October 9 to help Habitat for Humanity, Rotary Club's Camp Onseyawa for Children and the VFW's Veteran Outreach...and eat! They enjoyed great food, drink and camaraderie! Here's what they looked like beforehand at David and Celia's...…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on October 10, 2016 at 10:53am — No Comments
The NYFOA Membership Committee seeks a few energetic and enthusiastic member-volunteers to help grow NYFOA Rewards, our member discount program (see www.nyfoa.org), and the NYFOA Auction, which will raise significant funds for forestry-related youth programs in NY. If you have time and interest, please email Dean Faklis (dfaklis at frontiernet.net) for more information. It's all easy stuff and many hands make lite work. Thanks!
Added by Dean Faklis on September 28, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
Added by Dean Faklis on September 18, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Just a quick post about a new NYFOA initiative.....Chainsaws for Charity. NYFOA members generate firewood and the cash proceeds benefit various charities like Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County, Rotary Camp Onseyawa for Children, and the VFW, which helps our veterans. The goal is $10,000 in the first year! It's a stretch, but we'll see. Want to learn more? See below for contact info...we'd love your input.…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on September 1, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I just saved $15 using the NYFOA member benefit program "NYFOA Rewards." www.NYFOA.org. Only $25 more in savings pays for my annual NYFOA membership dues. Thanks NYFOA!