• Foresty,  Machinery,  Sawmill

    Spruce Logs to Build Kiln Shed

    We spent Saturday this past weekend getting spruce logs to mill into 2 x 4 stud lumber to build the kiln shed. For these ones we had to travel to Piedmont, which is about a 45 minute drive. We headed out at 9am for the first load. Jim had asked Darrell for about three cords and he only wanted logs larger than 8 inches across. I know you must be thinking, why didn’t we just go cut logs ourselves. Well, time is the number one factor. Ain’t nobody got time for that, well…apparently Darrell does.

    spruce logs,
    Darrell loading the spruce logs.
  • Chainsaw,  Foresty

    Operation: Pine Tree Removal

    One of our spring jobs is crossed of the old to-do list, in winter no less. We were asked by my Aunt across the lake to take down five pine trees in the spring. They stood about 40 feet tall and were located quite close to her house. After the last wind storm, lots of branches broke off making a mess on her lawn. Most living branches were about 20 or more feet up. The rest were gone. This is what we started with.

    pine tree removal
    Before…pine trees
  • Foresty,  Scrollsaw

    Sending Smoke Signals

    Happy Friday. Weather here is still holding on the warmer-than usual side. No snow yet, knock on wood. I’m sure it’s not too far off now. Plenty of rain though. I’ll take it.

    We decided to try burning some of the brush from when we cleared  more space behind our work yard. Everything was wet, which was a good and bad thing. Good so we wouldn’t accidentally start a forest fire, bad because well…fire and water.

    burning brush
    I think thats Jim
  • Foresty,  Landscaping,  Machinery

    Workyard expansion

    Never thought I would say this but we started expanding the work yard today. Going inwards on each side of the road about 30-40 ft. For now it will be a place to put flitches and rejects off the mill. Afterwards it’ll be space for a couple 10×20 sheds. Its a sloped hill, so dirt removed from the left side will be used to fill in the right side.

    pulp wood,Nova Scotia, wood lot owners,land clearing
    Scraps ready to chip.
  • Chainsaw,  Foresty,  Landscaping,  Machinery,  wood chipping

    Weekend update

    Happy Thanksgiving. We had a busy weekend.

    On Friday afternoon, we met up with Dave Restoule, the arborist we worked with a few times before to take down the remaining trees at my Moms place. In May (hard to believe it was that long ago) we worked with Dave to take down, I think it was 4 maple trees that were 70 feet tall. Got a nice bit of firewood from those. Some were rotten at the base though.

    Taking down the maple trees in May