Saturday, June 18, 2011

Timber! Day Two!

This is our second day of "Project Timber" at the Lundby Hive. To see photos from day 1, click here.

 We had a couple of spectators getting ready to see the show.
 The cutting has begun.
Notice the trailer at the bottom right of the photo. 
 The tree is supposed to fall this way, it's even cabled to a pick-up behind me.
But... uh, it went this way and landed on top of our friends trailer... oops! Notice the pick-up on the right, yeah that's where it was supposed to go.
 Moving on... to the next trunk of the same tree.

 I decided to get a different view for this trunk.

 And there she goes...

 Whew! At least it landed where it was supposed to.

 Getting ready to take the last tree down.
 It's a pretty big one.
 They cabled it to the blue truck in the field.
One last look before it comes down.  
It came down with a big THUD! 
These two guys were quick with the saw, they trimmed those branches in no time, which created a lot of work for the kids and I... more about that later.

It was an exciting day at the Lundby household. Yet it was a comforting day. It brought me back to harvest days growing up as a child in Minnesota. I always wanted to stay home from school to "help" mom on the day that it was our turn to have the crew help on our farm. All of my uncles would come over and spend the day helping my dad and brothers with the harvest. We would watch for all of the tractors coming to the yard as that would signal that they were ready to take a break. Mom would prepare a huge meal and all of the guys would come in for dinner, they'd eat quickly and then return to the fields. It was a sense of family and community that I was reminded of today when friends, neighbors and a man we had just met, all volunteered to come and help Erik with the timber project. I felt like I had my own little harvest day in Mill A.

We really want to thank all the workers that came and volunteered their time, thank you for all of your hard work, thank you for blessing our family with the gift of community and a sense of family, it means more than you would ever know.

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