Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Hog House School Marm, The Rest Of The Story!

The second half of the hog house school marm went pretty well, and there is a lesson. You have seen me many times cut the heavy (bad) side of the tree and finish on the opposite side. That rule fits in with bucking rules, too, where we cut the compressed side first. The good side did not have a good escape route, and the footing was bad, plus the weight on the bad side was not excessive, but you see the result after I finished the back cut. I should have pounded in a wedge before finishing the final cut "Just In Case" it was needed. Turned out that it was. Every tree is a lesson.

 I really do wish you could feel the ground when one of these big ones comes down. The sensation is addictive.

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