So, it took me almost a month to get the two larger trees down, I have to admit I am not crazy about my little gas chainsaw,,, I practiced on 10 or so smaller trees, and cut on the two larger ones a bit for three weekends in a row and at last they are down, not a day too soon as the rain set in just after, and now its a mushy mess where those two lay. they will just have to rot as its now to wet and mushy to work on them, I think I need a bigger saw. It was really awkward trying to get good footing whacking these two off the bank. I did turn the electric fence off and lowered it just in case I had to run. I think I might be done for a while except for the clean up.
The pond does have a bit more water thanx to the much needed rain. the water should be almost to the fence.
Monday, October 5, 2015
OK!!! MY FIRST downed tree with the chainsaw I bought 2 years ago,,, I really detest the noise and danger of a chainsaw, but the trees are getting larger, I took down about 6 of them, not really big ones but too large to drag, so I will have to cut them in smaller chunks and eventually burn, too bad they are soft sappy trees or I would have some firewood. Some of them, like this one will be dropped into the pond for now. YES, this onel should be in the water, but thanks to a dry summer and a broken dam, it didn't quite make it. One tree hasn't quite fallen, I'll have to study and make another cut.
DID I disturb the two cottonmouths that came out on the bank, or were they hunting the nonexistent sun? one went away, one was acting very sluggish, never did leave. I checked Sunday morning and he was dead. WHAT KILLED HIM???? A mystery to be sure.
DOWN TREES DOWN!!!