Saturday, July 12, 2008

Trees

All of the big trees that had to come down for the pond are down. The pond site looks like a clear cut site and makes me sad. But Randy W. says it looks good for what needs to be done next.


A lot of the wood was cut down by a neighbor and a friend that heats with wood. Todd did a few, then more after purchasing the chainsaw I promised him for Father's Day last year. Monday the excavators will be back out to bury the rest of the stumps.


I have found the ring/growth patterns in the trees interesting and thought I would share some.




This was one of the biggest to come down. Gabbi and I counted the rings in the biggest section and came up with 55.



Here is our collection of log big enough to do something with. We have talked about having them milled then using them for furniture or having trim work for the house made. We also have a number of chunks for my dad to make things with. It would be nice if each of the children had something made from wood from "the property". I have a few things made by my dad and grandfather from wood harvested from a maple tree that used to be in the front yard of the house I grew up in.

2 comments:

Sherry said...

I love this, Becky! As you are getting a new and different education, you are sharing with the rest of us! How about "Hillbilly Heaven"???

Sherry said...

I love it how as you are learning you are passing it on to the rest of us! Love your blog. How about the name, "Hillbilly Heaven"????