Thursday, August 29, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

thirty paintings camping out

I'm going to go out to see 
if any of them
are playin' tunes

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Managing "the shift" in the forest.

Last years drought killed this red elm
which is valuable for its rot resistance so
i'm going to get a portable bandsaw mill in for a day.
Amazed that my 1939 tractor could pull a 2' x 18 ' log,
I started to look at what else I might else be able to 

drag to the lane to make a day of it. 
We will be milling at 3 to 4 logs per hour. 

The boat's deck seam resolution will involve laminated red elm bulwarks.
There was a cherry tree crowding the power line and a maple on the inside of a corner in the lane that would be difficult to get the boat past.
There's also the looming threat from the emerald ash borer.
A few yeas ago I took down some massive butternut trees before their
bugs finished them off.
To round out the inventory will be some prime sugar maples between 2' and
3' in diameter.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

night vision

in daylight   48 x 66 in. oil colour