Sunday, December 1, 2013
Another Beautiful Day
It was such a beautiful day I almost couldn't make myself go and cut wood but this is the only day I was able to have a partner around for the entire week and I had to take advantage of it.
Instead of just felling, cutting and loading though I decided since the only really dangerous part is dropping them down I would just fell about half a dozen trees and then I can go cut em up alone the rest of the week.
Generally speaking if the tree is bigger around than my torso I don't mess with dropping it without someone around to play spotter. There are exceptions of course like if the tree is in the open but with all the wild grape vines and small springy saplings around I have had enough close calls that I just don't risk it if I don't have to.
As it turned out today the monster Honey Locust I dropped first also had a hollow spot it was hiding and did a little unexpected twist on me as it fell. As it turned out it actually saved a smaller tree I was afraid was going to get squished so it worked out well but gave me a bit of a fright as I had a very restricted retreat avenue open.
I estimate I have at least five or six full loads on the ground now which should take me all week to haul out and opened up access to an old standing dead White Oak I want bad.
I'll take some pics tomorrow when I go back.
So the trade off was that I spent a lot more time cutting today then I had originally planned so I didn't get the Sunday reading story finished like I wanted to.
So Stay Tuned I should be able to finish it off tomorrow I expect.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!