Nor Cal & North SF Bay GTG (November 11-14, 2022)

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Thats what they all say. How did you find Star ID?
So, don’t think so? Perhaps you need to educate yourself.
have friends in the Boise valley. Spent a week looking at properties in a 100 mile radius last Aug. found what we were looking for here…love it. People are normal here. Hell, people were normal here last year, lol.
a full breath of fresh air. Could you wait to move to a free state. Cali can drop into the pacific for all I care now…done with the bovine excrement.
 
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I have the Echo head on a couple trimmers that work in lighter grass, they are great, love the refill method. The Stihl 40-4 is a big heavy head designed for heavier vegetation.

The camp ranger was weed whacking some light grass when he crossed over a yellow jacket nest. He was stung 14 times and was is moderate pain. The next morning after waking up he was happy and hungry. Two hours later I called 911 to have him transported to the hospital. They gave him steroids that really helped him recover.
The fumes from 1/2 liter of liquid campstove fuel poured into yellowjackets' underground nest will smother them.
 
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So it’s getting near fall. FPG GTG is around the corner. November 6-7 weekend of are the tentative dates. Please let me know if you can make it. I’ll be meeting with papa Broc Luno soon to hash out details on work load. It’s not a hazard tree removal year so it might be more fun cutting, milling, possibly an ax throw competition, maybe some climbing. Any ideas for fun stations are welcome. Saw shop is available to any who need to work on stuff. We will be in the horse stables again (regular spot). Pending the new Covid regulations food may or may not be provided but I think I can safely work around that. Be prepared to feed yourself just in case. Also pending weather, campfires will most likely be prohibited. Pray for rain. If it’s storming and wet lets build a nice scandahoovion candle. Can you tell I’ve been to farleyville yet? I’ll reach out to our Oregon friends , they would be a nice addition to the crew. Can’t wait to see you friends.
Hope I can make it. Planning to arrive on Friday, Nov 5.
 
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MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK

Tyler had this snapped off oak as the first project for us.
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Several guys started breaking down the crown.

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Some fencing had to be disabled.

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Meanwhile, preparations were made to bring down the hung up base.

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Get some tension…

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and down she comes.

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Now work could commence on the major upper limbs.

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Disassembly proceeded from both ends…

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Bob’s pole saw came in handy.

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Nate’s modded Echo got some firewood on the ground in VERY short order.

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The major part of the crown was relocated for easier & safer processing.

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Now all that’s left is a bunch of chipping and processing of the firewood for sale to campers (after splitting and seasoning). Oh, and some fencing to go back up.

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