I was going to post that saying. 066blaster, that's a commonly used phrase in the woods. The guy from Wisconsin who was the GOL instructor said it all two days, over and over--It's the small trees that will kill you.Someone will contradict anything I post. Hey everybody the sky is blueopcorn:
Checks in the mail! Always wanted to learn the whole felling/falling thing.All right in light of the current situation I will now be accepting applications for my newly formed production falling school- Dutchman University. The school currently offers an intensive 5 day course. 500 bucks a day which includes lunch and donuts. Lunch will be egg salad sandwiches with jalapenos chopped in. You will be treated to such interesting courses as, "what the GOL doesn't want you to know" and "timber falling or timber felling-what's the difference?" And my personal favorite- "how to keep your saw together long enough to make money." Please send your applications along with your admissions to 1234 Bullshit lane- Bastard, WI .
Seriously though I hope you will get a hold of me 066. We may even know each other. I grew up in the WB. There is an incredible amount of learning to do in the woods. I do it every day and every day presents a new challenge. I cut 35 sawtimber trees today which busheled out to about 6000bf. I probably cut around 4 cords of firewood with that. I almost got my head knocked off once by a widow maker that was catapulted back at me and I almost lost my saw when putting the face in a hard leaning hollow basswood. Two days in a row last week I did a header into the snow to get away from flying crap. In two feet of powder I bet I looked pretty funny. The point is that anything can and will happen. It probably won't even be the tree that gets ya. Also typically big hardwood timber is only going one way, especially oak. Its the 100 ft tall straight **** ash or basswood that you accidently cut the hinge off in the wind and she spins loose on the stump on ya. I did get all that wood skidded out today minus 2 cords of pulp. Cutting trees and making money cutting trees are two totally different things. I would say when you cut trees to pay the bills is when you become a pro.
Rain is NO good. Two feet of snow is good. I'd take three feet if that meant I could keep working. Winter has got to end some time. My bank account doesn't want it too though.
For being the first applicant you can pick from my vast assortment of used wedges! They come in blue, orange, red and white, and also yellow. They may be blunted and chewed, but they can still tip a tree!Checks in the mail! Always wanted to learn the whole felling/falling thing.
As the crow flies I live about a mile and a half from there. You guys sell pumpkins in the fall?[/quote]I grew up in the country in Kewaskum me and my dad run the strawberry farm 3 miles north of wb I have 2 acres of asparagus, 250 honey crisp apple trees , Plus other produce. We got 70 acres out there plus another 7 down the road. We are off of Salsbury road
I like it. "Land clearing hack". That's what I'm up to right now. Got about 10 acres of neglected property, been that way for many years.I am still just a land clearing hack, which is one step below a firewood hack