Monday, April 5, 2010

What do you do for fun?

Some guys go fishing. Some hunt. Others restore old cars.

My guys cut trees. Hello, we're the Bunyan family.

We heat our house with wood, and we mill the big stuff for lumber. We have a lot of dry oak in the garage. I won't say any more about that.


And we have tools. Ropes, chains, cant hooks, mauls, axes, and chain saws. We have pallets lined up all over the yard with firewood stacked on them. Ben actually takes days off from work so he can relax while cutting down half a forest.

So guess what they're doing today. 

 Ben's in there somewhere cutting down the first 60-foot oak.

 Man-boy and his dog watch from the yard. Man-boy is smart enough to get out of the way of a falling 60-foot oak. Pete, not so much.

Doesn't he look like a well-trained dog? Don't be fooled.

That's a decent-size tree.

Most of it will be milled for lumber. Because we have a shortage. *snicker*

Man-boy's turn. This one is almost as big. He's down there somewhere making a tree-hugger cry.

There it goes!

 Still going. It fell so slowly I had time for two shots.

Here's Big Daddy, the poplar on the left. They have him in their sights, but at the moment, we don't have a saw big enough to get through him. He's at least five feet in diameter. They're working on a plan, and when he comes down, you'll hear it at your house.

Be thankful ~


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