TOO busy to write in my boring diary. BUT…. I DO refer to them for the very information I’m entering about today: Garden, the weather conditions for this year, the TIME of year we’re harvesting, and home updates. So I need to at least post something. It has been helpful to look at past years when seeing the NEW year be so different. 2011 HAS been different, so it’s been wonderful to see August explode in growth…and LOGGING tasks.
Mostly, a picture post, at least the pics will remind me next August what we were doing this year around this day, Rodger’s Birthday! Let’s begin….
ALMOST ALL……OF THESE pictures benefit BIG TIME by clicking on them to see FULL SIZE…..I think the Sunflowers against the sky full screen look pretty dramatic. As do the branch pieces…..enlarged you’ll see Rodger over there splitting up stumps… Go ahead embiggen ‘em)….
NOW ONTO BIGGER Manly things. The GIANT 60′ Fir directly in front of the garage had finally gotten completely unmanageable, it should NEVER have been allowed to stay that close to the place when they built this house. We finally accepted the reality that it must come down. So that was arranged…… I BELIEVE RODGER is going to post some detail on it, but here’s a small preview of what’s NOW out there being worked on:
**This modern logging cowboy was a wonder to watch…. seemed like his life was constantly at risk every time that saw came on….THIS was taken about 2 hours after the project started, THAT is how many branched were hanging over the garage roof.
**AFTER he was done, MOST smaller branch ends and pieces were set aside for the chipper…..THESE are the pieces left for me to SAW proper lengths for the wood stove and then move / stack. (Chain saw in the shop until next week).
Now off for a bit of rest.
Pickling post next time….eh?