We have a new firepit area in the Back Forty. Behold the ginormous pile of brush we're about to light up:
Impressive, no? If you enlarge the photo you can admire the stacks of wood behind the brush pile. TB worked his butt off this August clearing this area and digging that pit.
Mr. D's a fan of "reality TV." Not Survivor or Real Housewives or Idol. He watches Duck Dynasty, Axe Men and Storage Wars. Riveting stuff. Anyway, he took copious notes of Axe Men for a few seasons and has a wealth of knowledge about logging.
When this giant dead tree called to him, Mr. D employed that knowledge. Just like the guys on TV, he felled it. It took days.
The tree is no less impressive horizontal than it was when vertical.
His chainsaw and his back both got a good workout. Plus there was manly sweating and swearing.
It must have been a mighty thing to see that tree begin to lean, tip and then crash. Mr. D said he felt the ground vibrate when it landed. I wonder what a tree that big would weigh.
Stay tuned to see if Mr. D attempts ice road trucking or crab fishing anytime soon...
I, on the other hand, will stick to copying DIY home improvement jobs and recipes I see my amazing neighbor make on TV. (Yeah, my neighbor lady is BACK on TV making more food! She's a cooking rock star!)