Have you ever met a real-life Lumber-Jack??? Honestly: I thought they didn't exist anymore, but was proven very wrong this weekend...
My parents just bought a house in Idaho City, & their neighbor, Pete, just happens to be a Lumber-Jack: for-real! He came over this weekend to fall a couple dead trees: I only got to see 1 come down, but it was very impressive! Pete managed to fall it in just the right spot: the tree was close to the house & garage: and he made it fall in the one spot where there was nothing...
It wasn't a small tree either: probably about 60-70 (or more) feet tall.... He used a big winch, & huge chainsaw, & more than a few wedges... It was quite the process!
In the end; the tree came down in just the right spot; no damage to anything... The tree was dead & rotten from beetles & was a threat of coming down in a storm & going through the house or garage roof.
It was very exiting to watch & fascinating to learn about forestry & gardening (on a huge scale) from a real expert!
In the end; the tree is down; providing a huge amount of firewood for the house, & leaving a perfect base to mount a custom steel sculpture: one of my next projects :)
Thanksgiving in the new house: we might be still moving in furniture, but it will be fun! The fireplace is up & running: kitchen will be functional this week, & there is now plenty of firewood! lol :) Even if the house is not quite complete: it will be a great way to get mom & dad moved in & start living in the new place :)