Timber!

Did you know that I have my own Paul Bunyan? I do. He doesn’t carry an ax, but a chain saw. He’s been slowly clearing trees around the property. The key word here is “slowly.” We’ve got plans for a garden and a workshop on the far side of the drive. And we need the wood for our outdoor wood furnace. At the rate Paul’s going we might have enough cleared for a workshop by the time Hannah graduates from high school (she’s 10 years old).

Well, something serendipitous happened. A local logging company moved in right across the street to clear a 30-something acre parcel of land. Paul tracked down the head honcho and inquired if they might want to clear a couple of more acres. Seeing as they’re already here.

So yesterday morning, this tree eating monster arrived.

lumber cutting monster machine

And in less than a day and a half, this tree munching monster ate up more trees than Paul could have cut in a year. This picture shows them just getting started…

Here’s the after picture.

after

Garden plot before…

before

Garden plot after…

Although the logging company is taking the trees they cut, there’s still a lot of wood left out there for us to collect. And enough kindling to last a lifetime. Maybe. Then comes the fun of gathering and burning the brush. What we really need now is a monster chipper/shredder!

My Paul prefers not to do manual labor when there’s a machine that will do the job for him. The monster tree eater trumps his power saw. He’s a very happy man tonight.

timber panorama

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