2007-11-18

"Mr. Woodman, Please Spare That Tree"

On the northeast corner of the property, there sits a giant spruce tree. Most likely the oldest tree on the compound, however, it has breathed it last breath. It has been dead for several years. I have looked at it several times, even had my chain saw in hand to cut it down, but always backed off due to it's size. My son's and out law son's took a look at it as well, they are as wise as Iand also backed off from taking it down.

Concerned, that it would eventually fall across the neighbors drive way, I told our "wood cutter" he could have it if he took her down. I found out today, that while I was gone he did take it down. I had not even missed seeing it. However, after he got it down, he decided that it would make us better firewood that dimensional lumber for him, so he left it on the ground for us to work up into firewood. I can hear those chain saws and that finely tuned log splitter going to work come spring. Should be enough wood in that one tree to last a weekend.

Speaking of a weekend, not yet confirmed but I understand from the recent Board of Fish meeting in Homer we are going to get extra fishing time this year on the Anchor River, like an extra day per week and be allowed to retain five kings per year. Don't know if I like either of these changes, but we will see how it goes and if the runs remain strong. Should make for a good HITW King Salmon Derby. Mark your calendars and get those eggs ready. We can fish as soon as the tree is cut up, split and stacked neatly!

24 comments:

Heidi said...

You have me confused...which tree? Not only do I loose time in the pit but all sense of direction.
When is the first King weekend? I schedule dentist appointments for the may 22nd just want to make sure they don't interfere with what really important.

Shana said...

Oh Fire wood...I like fire wood...thanks Mr Woodsman. Planning Memorial Weekend Already? LOVE IT!!! I vote we head for spring!!

Stan said...

To assist Hedi in directions, the tree that awaits to be cut is the big tree (4 foot butt) is on the hill, close to Arnies Rest Stop and next to the "Private Road" going up the hill. If we do get an extra day to fish, the first weekend of fishjg should be May 17-20 (Some bodies Birthday is in that time frame)and Memorial Weekend fishing will be from May 24through May 27th.

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Stan said...

That was me, I double clutched in anticipation for plowing snow - you are getting it now - we are almost done according to Doppler.

Heidi said...

HA...was just gonna call you a double clutcher.

Stan said...

Hey, it is just 6 Months until my birthday and King Salmon fishing. Time to make some plans!

Stan said...

Good morning Heidi!

Heidi said...

You are too fast...I can't keep up. Good morning!

Stan said...

We have a new service, HITW Messenger!

Stan said...

did you get snow last night?

Heidi said...

We were just talking how you need to get on messenger...I would be easier for me to keep up with you!

Heidi said...

No snow....well we have lots of snow...we just didn't get any last night...I don't think...I haven't even poked my head out to see.

Stan said...

I love my new software on my lap top, never had a built in camera, you really should get dressed!

Heidi said...

light snow last nite - john here

Stan said...

Did you get enough for snow boarding?

Heidi said...

an inch, or so

Heidi said...

went board/sledding yesterday for 3 hours

Stan said...

You mean John is up and around already - on a Sunday!

Heidi said...

right in town

Heidi said...

don't you have meesenger? refreshing is a B&#!~H!

Stan said...

English muffin time and get ready to go push some snow around, have a good sledding day and talk with your later.

Heidi said...

CYA!

Stan said...

Wow, lots of hits on this posting, must be some kinda of a record! Just completed plowing out the HITW, look about 20 minutes - all clear including the "one way" driveway, using tyhat area to stow snow so we will have plenty of cooling martrial for beer. All dens and wallows plowed out, exceptthe Wolf Den - those who build their houses inthe trees cannot expect a clear driveway - if I can keep it clear - should be a great place for a winter party! All usable space within the bowl has been plowed! Shovel your own way into the Duck House!

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