Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been somewhat fortunate. Finding out I was going to be a father is just one example. Another came the other day as Tropical Storm Lee blew through my area. A large chunk of the oak tree sitting in my front yard fell. Directly underneath is was my Jeep Grand Cherokee. Somehow though, the chunk spun and landed six inches from my front bumper.
That, in and of itself, was pretty awesome. However, yesterday I had to cut that large chunk up. That’s when I saw something pretty cool. Apparently, there were zone lines all around the inside of the chunk. It apparently had been dead for some time, and now was spalted. Oh yeah.
Of course, the whole tree has got to go down, but I really wish I could find someone with a portable saw mill so that when we take this down, we I can get some serious wood.
Of course, being a hand tool guy, I guess I could break it down the old fashioned way…
...but that just sounds like it would suck ;)
-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!