Why is it that when I am out working hard...
it seems like everyone else is doing this?!......
Yesterday was a day for mowing
(yes, I know... I said that I had done the last mowing 2 weeks ago.)
and chainsaw work.
I love my little girly chainsaw!
It's an arborist's chain saw...lightweight and small.
You see, last week we had a tree removal company come to cut down 34 trees.
We have a lot of "jack pine" trees on our property that are all
dying from an infestation.
Because many of them were threatening to fall on our picnic pavilion,
or other buildings, we opted to have them brought down.
Because there were so many of them,
we also opted to have them left where they fell.
We (with some help) will be cutting them all into firewood
and then putting the limbs through our wood-chipper to use as footing in the dry lot.
It's a heck of a lot of manual labor that will take weeks to finish.
That is why yesterday I thought I would work on cutting off limbs from this ash tree
by our pond.
The entire tree has been dead for some time and is completely covered in lichens.
Lichens are an organism that is a combination of algae or bacteria
and fungus that is typically parasitic.
We have tons of lichens on our trees around the farm.
Well, as luck would have it, I forgot one of the primary rules of chain-sawing
and got my chainsaw wedged in the limb that I was sawing.
I should have known better...
which is why I was determined to get myself out of this pickle.
I grabbed a hatchet and started chipping away at the tree limb until my chainsaw was free.
Don't worry, I am completely safe with a chainsaw
and very careful!
It feels good to be independent and able to solve my own dilemmas.