It is funny that this post fell on Boxing Day.
In the process of moving my life from Toronto to Mother Nature, I am attempting to barter/sell/trade my ‘Urban’ things for ‘Prairie’ things. My best trade yet is a bike for a chainsaw. I bought the bike 12 years ago from a friend and rode it year round, to Montreal, everywhere. I am a great Urban Sherpa and it was my horse. I have a feeling that I am about to develop the same relationship/love affair with my chainsaw.
The bike sold for 350.00. I bought a chainsaw, some chaps and the protective hard hat for 349.26.
I am pretty good at cutting up a tree once it has been cut down but I am really now aware of the skill it takes to bring down a tree. A clean cut that does not fall into the other trees is an art form. That photo is not art.
Getting comfortable making 12 inch logs.
This time next year I would like to be really good at cutting down trees.