We received a bunch of rain (thank you Lord) yesterday so that slowed down the logging process however, we are tickled pink with all the work still being done. It was sunny and in the mid 50’s today with some wind but beautifully perfect for cutting. The various sounds of the chainsaws, heavy equipment running and tractor trailers going to and fro filled the air and I watched my land get transformed instantly. Out with the old and in with the new. It really is amazing to watch.
But I’m simple that way.
Here’s some more pics. Clearly, there will be some more doxie photo bombing involved.
But you knew that, didn’t you?
I dare you to count the rings.
This is some of the beauty from the day.
Ah…I knew they were there somewhere…
Due to the infestation of pine beetles, it was time to do some major eradication of some trees on the property. These little monsters infest quickly so we felt it best to cut them off at the path before they spread to the rest of our timber. We decided just to have several sections clear cut so that way we can plant grass and raise several beef for self-sufficiency. Watching the cutting process is really interesting believe it or not and I captured it with my little camera by each day’s progress. Thus far, we are at the end of day two. There will be several photos where a couple critters decided to ‘photo bomb’ the entire proceedings with excitement. You’ll have to excuse them.
Equipment Check. Check!
Warning!! He does not have a license to operate this.
First Tract to be cut
This is ‘Bad Tree’. Upon request, the first to go. ‘Bad Tree’ loved to play ‘slip/slap’ upon the face and body while bushhogging in the general vincity. Take that Bad Tree.
Track Two to be cut
This tree won’t be cut. I just loved the color of the leaves and wanted to show you some beauty. I think I see Heaven.
And….there it is. Photo Bomb Joy. Hello Joy-Joy.
Riley practicing his ‘Walk The Plank” routine.
Day Two Tract One Cut
Day Two Tract One Back Side Cutting
Happy Excitement Personified…aptly named ‘Joy’.
Day Two Cuttings
That’s the end of day two progress. Lots done today with about 3 1/2 – 4 loads ready to head to the mill. Will post more later and update our progress.
This is Gracie, my dad’s Grey Roan. She is sweet AND sassy and she knows it!
Hoping Fall 2012 will produce amazing foliage colors again. This is from the back yard at the cabin.
Took these photos as the sun was setting. The colors were really brilliant with the clouds churning from Isaac.
Just some pics from the farm…please forgive some of the quality while I figure out this goofy camera. :o)