Remember the pictures of the dark side?
Rick finally finished clearing the forest, all for one tree….it was 30-40 meters high and at least 2 foot in diameter, when he dropped it it reached the length of Georges’ feild (that’s how we knew how long it was). It was diseased and needed to come out, several other trees had to come out before he could fell the wrongun!
It was a difficult job and very steep mountainside, with no access, doing this stuff by hand took it’s toll and it took a winch and several burly men to push the dead tree down the mountainside. Our friend Wayne managed to jump on the tree and surfed it down…….all the wood is now on our land and is slowly being logged up for fire wood.
welcomethis is a blog about two people making as much of their life as they can by hand on 15th October, 600 forest fires and hurricane Ophelia, ravaged 1 million acres of land, incinerated houses (along with ours) and took many lives, destroying forests and wildlife, infrastructure and livelihoods We are currently looking for new land to build again, in a different way but still by hand......keep checking in and send us messages, your continued support means a lot to both of us
categoriesbaking Blokey stuff building Cabinetry carpentry confectionary crafty stuff Food forest fires Forestry free food Garden just stuff kitchens Knives Livestock marriage Meat New builds pets Recipes Renovations Roofing materials (shingles and shakes, peg tiles and slate) Sewing The simple life Timber frame Uncategorized village life Visits Wildlife
- 35,911 hits
find stuff here
what happened when
time wasting social media