Yes, today I'm blogging about logging.
Well, at least a bit of wood cutting that took place on the Reeder Estate today.
Friday morning Little Joe's Tree Service will arrive early to begin the job of removing our forty year old fir hedge. We decided while pruning it this July that it had to go.
The hedge was thin and scraggly in most places and dying in others, and pruning it was getting to be much too hard.
Yesterday we cleared out brush and puled out the old fencing wire.
Then we had to deal with the old pine tree that Tom and cut two years ago, after it just up and died. The tree is on our neighbor's property, but we planted it way back when. After he cut it down, Tom just left it on the ground because our current neighbor has let his yard go to ruin, and this back lot is just becoming a weed and bramble filled mess.
Now we had to deal with it to get it out of the way. Since the tree crew is also going to take out the dead junipers in the driveway hedge, we cut one out to get access.
I am the log holder while Tom uses the chain saw, and also the wood stacker.
The old, dead wood was very tough to split. I mentioned to Tom that I should have nagged him more when he first cut the tree down. It would have been easier to split. He sort of agreed.
But now it is all cut and stacked along with the other trimmings and tree remains that have bit the dust. We don't often have a fire in the fireplace, so our own lot usually supplies what wood we need.
Tom covered the wood pile with new plastic while I cleaned up.
And then he and Josy took a well earned rest.
Well, Tom earned it. Cats don't have to earn their naps.