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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
First I found the Maverick ET-73 for $36

Then I get a call from a group of College kids asking if I needed anymore firewood ( a mutual friend gave them my number ) It's a group that does and off site Bon-fire every year at Texas A&M
and they are selling split wood to raise money.

So I said sure I could use some how much you want for it

he says $80 dollars for half a cord...delivered.

I thought to self, not bad for around here, he said they were on their way to my house.

I get there and they have unloaded a full cord and it's not just oak, its about half oak / half pecan

I gave him an extra $20 and a big thank you

Guess I need to play Lotto tonight biggrin.gif
post #2 of 8
good score, tex - up here in north-central montana, good wood is hard to come by; almost everything is cottonwood, willow or some sort of conifer. not many fruit or maple trees that i know of and no oak or hickory that i know of. there is also some aspen but, like cottonwood, i think it is too soft and burns too fast for any decent cooking, although both smell great when they are burning well.

i might do some experimenting with cottonwood and/or apsen this summer. only other choice is an occasional ash or poplar tree, but those are in people's yards....
post #3 of 8
That's what I call a good score! Send them up here and I'll take two cords.
post #4 of 8
Congrats your having a great score day for sure
post #5 of 8
Nice score.................
post #6 of 8
nice score on the wood, I didn't think they were doing the bonfire anymore after the mess in 1999, half them college kids probalby don't remember it but that was a big deal when the pile fell over and killed and maimed all them people
post #7 of 8
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They no longer have a "school sponsored" Bon-Fire you are correct.

However, the students have formed an organization and they build one off site and burn it every year in following with the tradition....this is a very sticky subject around here, but the students felt it was the right thing to do...to carry on the tradition

It was a very bad deal when the stack fell, we lost 12 very fine young folks.
This school is one that is steeped in traditions and even though those who are here now probably are not old enough to remember the actual event, they are well informed and the University has a huge memorial to those who were lost.
post #8 of 8
It was a terrible time; it was a terrible tragedy. I have built Bonfire in the past as a student at A&M, and had a n acquaintance lose a child there. 'Big deal' really doesn't cover it...

At the time it happened, it was one of the most devastating day in the life of any Aggie. It's hard to explain to anyone not an Aggie. Thanks Txbbqman for supporting the off-site Bonfire.
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