2007-08-25

New Record Set

With the HITW having full time residents, a new fire pit Gazebo and cloudy weather, the need for firewood has dramatically increased. Two loads of wood have went up in smoke to date and with dwindling supplies, it was determined that immediate action was required. I made one load by myself which lasted a few days but on Friday, it was determined additional firewood would be required. The Eagle Clan made the first load, which was an adequate load but the supply yard seemed to have a run on long trees, with most pieces exceeding twenty feet and difficult to haul in a eight foot bed truck, especially when the tail gate does not open. On the second load, the Eagle Clan was better prepared and with the use of the chain saw, bucked up the longer pieces into eight foot lengths which would settle nicely within the confines of the truck bed. Once this load was level with the tail gate, the additional longer pieces were added to the stack until the load extended to the height of the canopy. It was then determined that even longer pieces could be laid on top of the canopy and lashed down for the short haul to the HITW. The wood picking was so good, we did not want to give up so we cut shorter lengths and by rolling down the passenger window was able to get some great "kindling" protruding from the cab, although there was no sitting room for Lady Eagle. Six planks were used on the snow plow blade to form a flat surface on which the chain saw was lashed down for transportation back to the HITW. Being that it was just a two mile haul, Lady Eagle chose the option of walking home instead of riding the platform on the plow blade. It would have made a great picture, however, someone forgot the camera. Upon arriving back at HITW, as witnessed by the Cow Buffie and Papa Bear, it was agreed that it was the largest single load of firewood ever delivered to the HITW, compliments of the Eagle Clan. Today, we buck it up!
Update, between July 14th and August 22nd, a total of 215 (5.5 fish per day) Silver Salmon passed through the Anchor River weir. Finally, from the rains received during the week, the river came up a couple of inches with just slight tint in color. On August 23rd, a total of 2,021 Silver Salmon made the dash through the weir - Papa Bear and the Grand Eagle, just happened to be at the bridge hole on the morning of the 24th as the migration continued - can you spell, Fantastic Fishing!? Numbers have not been released on the count for the 24th but it should exceed the previous day. Oh, I failed to mention that I was once again honored with a very nice Steelhead, in the 12 - 14 pound range - it was a nice fish. That is #3 for the season and the run has not even commenced! Do they get Steelhead in Ship Creek, Cambell Creek or Bird Creek? That is all!

4 comments:

JD Plumma said...

Is this the same Eagle that whined about over-loading the old pickup when the Buffalo and Wolf collected wood - in two trips - that supplied the camp for weeks?

RangerBill said...

Old pickup-thats gotta be fightin talk. That is THE SNOW PLOW. that plow keeps the hole open even in the worst storms, it backblades gravel extremely well....

JD Plumma said...

apologies extended to the owner of the beast...

RangerBill said...

And no toe tapping in the Duck House either.

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