October 24, 2011

It's a tree and art

So we had to cut this dead tree down as it was standing along our road, threatening to fall. It was a maple tree that has been dead for quite a few years. The nice thing about it standing for so long is that it is pretty much already seasoned, or dried out, and ready for burning to heat or cabin. At the moment it's all cut, stacked and waiting to be split next weekend.

I cut the stump a bit higher than usual so that I could try some carving with my chain saw. The H is still a part of the stump and will likely be there for a decade. You will see it as you drive along the road up to the cabin.

Our neighbor nearby heard the sawing and ventured up the road to see. He said, "Good thing your name isn't Quiggley."