Logging Trees for 2016 Cabin

Posted: May 8, 2016 in Falling/Peeling Trees
OK…arrived in the NW on April 7.  Visited Mom and headed out to ‘camp’ to see if any crazy things had happened over the winter.  Last winter I had a fine young man decide he needed my rebar more than I did.  He cut the huge steel bracket on my gate and spent 11 minutes grabbing as much steel as he could fit in his four door sedan with the driver door replacement and license #_ _ _  _ __.  You ask how I know all this?  I installed a game camera on my property and have photos of his shopping spree.  Why rebar you ask?  I’ve been told that steel can be sold and the cash be used for feeding the poor or even paying for a light bill.  Maybe not.  You can guess.  Anyway…all things looked good.  No break-ins or vandalism.  IMG_3509Security really should be part of your research is my point in all this.  I plan to add to my solar footprint this summer and thus have enough power to add a security system complete with several cameras.  That way I will be able to watch the ‘two-legged bandits'(bad guys) as they are shopping and call the ‘store manager'(local police).  Be advised though…I am told nothing is perfect with a remote cabin.  Things are bound to happen.   I had hoped for a few days to set up camp but had only one before I was off to Jacks to do a little logging.  Jack was kind enough to offer some of his Douglas Fir as my cabin logs.

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thumb_IMG_6427_1024After almost two weeks of logging he may be regretting his kindness.  The first day we fell,

 

 

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bucked(trimmed off branches) and skidded(drug the trees out) 8-12  trees.  The second day we didthumb_IMG_6419_1024 better…maybe 12 trees.  I only lasted three days before I decided logging was not going to be my next profession.  It was hard work to say the least.

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Don came by with his back hoe from the 50’s!  We will have three full log trucks full of trees delivered.  All need to be peeled by hand!  Had some help from my friend Neal and a few others joined us on weekends.

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