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You’ll never believe what just happened! September 14, 2006

Posted by jeff in Uncategorized.

Timber harvesterIt’s been, ten weeks since we looked at you,
Cocked our hands to our checkbook and said, “We’re ready.”
Nine weeks since you laughed at me you said,
“It’ll be a year, come back and see me.”
Four weeks since the the last site photos,
I realized its nobody’s fault, but couldn’t tell you.
Yesterday the machines came though but
it’ll still be a few days till the house is ready…

-Bare Naked Ladies and Jeff Lerman. Don’t make me sing this to you.

Hey look – machines on the property! The timber harvesting started yesterday and was mostly wrapped up by this morning at 10am. They left about 8 of the big trees standing to be taken down by hand, I assume. All the lumber is stacked and ready to pull off site – in fact it’s stacked on the driveway path, so I still had to walk through the copious poison ivy to check out the work!

Name this machineAnyone know the name of this machine? The next move will be to do the ‘curb cut’ – that’s pushing the raised mound of dirt near the driveway entrance down the hill about 50 feet so that it fills the void a bit. That should be enough to consider it a rough driveway and get whatever equipment they need down to the house clearing.

House site - front of houseSpeaking of the house clearing – this is where the house will go. The stump in the foreground is 10 feet from the left front corner of the house and the huge leaning oak is about 10 feet past the middle of the back wall.  There were a couple trees we hoped to save that were taken, but all in all it was a clean job.  It feels SO much different with all the light coming into the clearing!

Driveway EntranceSo that’s a heck of a 24 hours! 10 weeks of waiting followed by a whirlwind. Time to get back to work and coaching and seeing what happens next!!!



1. T - September 14, 2006

Nice machines!

But please don’t sing.
The only thing worse than that is if I were to sing.

The big one that holds the tree while it cuts the bottom out from underneath is a feller.

Assuming the yellow one has an arm to drag trees away on the other side it would be a skidder.

2. John & Barb - September 15, 2006

If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I’d but you a house ( but you’re building a house)
If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I’d buy you furniture for your house ( maybe a nice aero bed for john and barb)
If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I’d but you a K-car ( or a feller and a skidder)
If I had a 1,000,000, I’d buy Tallie’s love

If I had a 1,000,000
I’d build a treefort in your yard
If I had a 1,000,000
but wait, there’re no trees in your yard
If I had a 1,000,000
Maybe we put a volleyball net in there
Wouldn’t that be fabulous!

Good stuff,
We’re happy for you two!

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