Thursday, June 7, 2018

One hell of a logger!

Now about my tree cutting, and about my being "one hell of a logger". I really am, you know. :) I am kidding, of course, but my daddy always told us, "you can do any thing you set your mind to", and I wanted some trees cut! 



Would you just take a look at the nice wide clear space here along side the goat lot? All this area was enclosed with bushy trees. In fact, the big tree in the center is the hickory tree the snake was on.

I really did cut more than twenty trees and without the use of a chain saw. These are the tools I used...




But you see, most all the trees were slender, but very tall, so when each tree fell, I tugged, and tugged, and pulled it from the tangle of other tall trees then used the pruner to clip off all the limbs, 



making it easy to throw the whole thing down the steep bank. Hard to imagine how deep this gully is, now that it is filled with limbs and trees.


Some of the trees were more than just saplings.



this is where I stopped and shows a little of the undergrowth and brush.



Many little stumps left. Why, this was a thicket and impossible to walk through, or see through. There are probably twenty more small trees to be cut in this one spot...but I'm making progress. Letting in more light and air!

Okay, I'm done talking about tree cutting and my logging skills. I appreciate the comments so much, and Red's comment made me smile, and got me to thinking I should explain more. 

Oh, and believe it or not, I have new followers. Thank you so much! At least, I hope you are still here after another boring tree post.

Love,
Henny







25 comments:

  1. diane in northern wisJune 7, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Wow....you have accomplished a lot you logger you!!! That should really help air and light in. You'll have to excuse me but as soon as you mentioned the snake in the tree the other day, I had to skip out of your blog and into a different one. I can't stand snakes nor pictures of snakes, so I'll be around for all the stories and pics that don't include snakes! Love your blog, Henny.

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  2. Henny, anyone that reads your blog knows that you can do anything you set your mind to, so you certainly did listen to your Daddy! I am forever amazed but never surprised at what all you do. You are one special lady! But I have to say that snake is scary!

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  3. My grandma used to say, "Where there's a will, there's a way." She used to move furniture around in her room. In her 80s she was pulling weeds when one came out suddenly and she fell backward, breaking her arm. Sometimes I like to think I'm a little like her. ;)

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  4. I thought about using a chainsaw recently for a project but I thought not to. The concept of a power tool being able to sever myself by accident never settles right with me. So instead of going to get a chainsaw, I got a hatchet. Did the trick for what I needed, even if it required more of my energy.

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  5. You are so inspiring me...guess I'll start to work on a couple of thickets I've been wanting cleared. I do hope you are resting up today!

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  6. Thanks for showing us your logging. I was wondering just what a he-man you are!

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  7. I know what you mean. Just finished pruning trees in our garden and shredding them. Good exercise.

    God bless.

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  8. Oh gosh, you are one 'helluva' woman brandishing that chainsaw, cutting down those trees. =)

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  9. You need to get one of those small battery powered electric chain saws. I got one a couple of years ago and it works so well I got rid of my gas powered one. Mine has a 40 volt battery which lasts up to an hour, which is longer than I do any more anyway. The best part, it always starts, and then stop instantly when you take your finger off the trigger. It also has a built-in blade sharpener that works pretty good. It would work great on those saplings you are dealing with.

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  10. Just think, less leaves to rake too!

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  11. I know exactly the kind of trees you are talking about. We have lots of them also at the new house at HT and we will be taking some down too. Lots of work but don't you feel good after a good days work. Well done.

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  12. Those are the size of trees I enjoy cuttin, too. I am afraid of the chainsaw and have never used it once. I'm usually in charge of sawing off the limbs.

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  13. You sure do get all kinds of different jobs done. Most of them I could never do but you just find a way to get it done. I'm amazed at how hard you work ( I've already figured out that we're pretty well the same age and there's no way I could work as hard as you do).

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  14. You are so good at trying new things and just going at it to get a job done. :-) How is your weather?

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  15. Oh, Henny Penny, you sure are a worker! You must have been exhausted! No need to spend your money on an exercise club! Nancy

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  16. Blinking heck Henny !
    Is there anything you can't do ?
    You're a true Jack of All Trades, and I so admire your determination in life :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  17. You are a hard worker!! A true Lumberjill! Our thickets usually involve blackberries. We spent an hour and a half trying to get a chicken out of one yesterday. Finally succeeded when we made a hole under the fence and the hen had the sense to come through.

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  18. You are the cat's meow, Hennie! You need to come up here and give me the initiative to rebuild the part of my house that needs so much help after damage from a tree, I believe we could do it! Love ya! Terry

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  19. I get heart-broken whenever a tree is felled but I guess it's the big old ones that I grieve for. Your saplings were right to go, the clearing looks so beautiful and fresh-- I want to go out and clear saplings, too!
    But I want your energy and gumption, most of all. Happy days to you!

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  20. Oh my Henny I am just catching up. Wow lady you have been one busy gal as well as brave by the looks of the huge snake from your previous post. Hope you are taking a bit of a rest today. Hugs!

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  21. You're a strong farm wife!!!

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  22. Good for you! You done your daddy proud.

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