Now that we are out of the ground, we need to move on to phase two of the build, the timber frame, Rick has ummdd and ahhd about the best and most efficient and least expensive way to do this and we have decided to fell our own timber, from our forest, we’ll make less mess than a local logger, they won’t be selective or understand.
Selectively felling makes life a lot more complicated, every tree has to measured and estimated, carefully chosen for it’s straightness etc. etc. we don’t want to take everything out (which is generally what people do here), so we’ll call it forest management, along with creating two resources, one is firewood for us to use or to sell and the other is the frame for the house.
In total Rick reckons we need to fell at least 70 of our pines. Today we felled, cleaned and processed for lumbar and firewood 3!!!!! (and I collected a lot of pine cones!!)