Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Tree in the Forest

One of the tops of the redwoods that got cut off to provide more light to our house was just lying there in the woods while I cleaned up around it... so I decided we needed to drag it out.  Melissa drove the truck while I managed the rope:

We got it up on the mill and cut it open.  Revealing the inside of a log is an amazing thing:

Because this was a tree top, there were lots of knots, making for difficult milling and interesting wood:
 After an afternoon of milling, I got 5 or 6 planks from it, ready to be made into the laundry deck.

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Starting anti-fire prep

Well, we never really stop.  But, took a picture of today's raking below the yurt.  Every year I work to get a bit wider swath cleared....