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Close shave last night
Theravad - 3-12-2007 at 14:46

Interesting night last night - was out with my 10-year old putting away the ducks/chickens when a squall came out of no-where with horizontal sheets of solid rain. This spooked one of the ducks so we ran to corner it before it bolted for cover under the bushes - lucky job we did 'cos a 35' conifer took that time to snap near the base and fall where we were just standing. Also lucky was that the cows were not in the back field as they often stand near our trees for cover over night. I now have a ton of chain-sawing to do before I can replace the barbed wire fence. :(

I guess the upside is I now have plenty of firewood (although it will take a year to dry adequately).

T

ps: This is just the proverbial straw at the moment :(


Quaver - 3-12-2007 at 14:52

Wow:o You were very luckykewl_glasses


janet - 3-12-2007 at 15:00

Eeek! Glad you and yours are ok.


scholar - 3-12-2007 at 15:38

Hallelujah! The tree missed you, and even the cattle were spared.

As rough as the damage and extra work is, I'm most glad you and the child are safe.

Hang in there. Things will get better, eventually.


victor - 3-12-2007 at 15:49

Scary. shocked_yellow

I should hope you will christen the duck lucky and do not give it top place at the Christmas dinner table.

Also buy a ticket for the Wednesday lottery.


Dreamweaver - 3-12-2007 at 15:57

Close shave there T :(.

Good job the duck spooked or did it sense the tree was falling? We will never know but thankfully you followed it.

I guess your lad will be a little wary of big trees for a while.
Glad your all OK and your sense of humour still shines through. :)


shywitch - 3-12-2007 at 16:55

(((Therevad)))

Glad you both escaped injury.


scholar - 3-12-2007 at 17:02

Quote:
Originally posted by Theravad
I guess the upside is I now have plenty of firewood (although it will take a year to dry adequately).
I used to dry firewood by placing it near the fire.:D


marymary100 - 3-12-2007 at 20:40

A lucky escape for you. Glad everyone is ok and hope that whatever ails you gets better.


the bear - 4-12-2007 at 06:03

Quote:
Originally posted by Theravad
Interesting night last night - was out with my 10-year old putting away the ducks/chickens when a squall came out of no-where with horizontal sheets of solid rain. This spooked one of the ducks so we ran to corner it before it bolted for cover under the bushes - lucky job we did 'cos a 35' conifer took that time to snap near the base and fall where we were just standing. Also lucky was that the cows were not in the back field as they often stand near our trees for cover over night. I now have a ton of chain-sawing to do before I can replace the barbed wire fence. :(

I guess the upside is I now have plenty of firewood (although it will take a year to dry adequately).

T

ps: This is just the proverbial straw at the moment :(



The smell of Fir logs burning on an open fire will remind you of your good fortune for a long time to come, you could keep the logs for Xmas burning for many years to come.

If you have any more conifers it might be good idea to have a good look at them also.

If we lived nearer I would willingly come and give you a helping hand repairing the damage.

Stay well.

Best regards the Bear waveysmiley


kickstart45 - 4-12-2007 at 06:21

shocked_yellow I agree with everything Victor said. Glad you are all ok.


Theravad - 4-12-2007 at 08:40

Thanks all for your thoughts.

I have surveyed the other trees and there are many that need some serious attention - I am going to have to get the professionals in (also need to close the road pass the house - local council said they would do this for me ). Anyone who has dangled from a harness, 20' up, trying to get some leverage on a chain-saw will understand why it is not best left for an amateur house-holder :o

I managed to get one line of conifers lopped as they were near 3-phase power-line. The local electric board sent a group of lads around who made short work of it.

T


LSemmens - 4-12-2007 at 14:39

One of my past lives was a tree lopper, pity you are so far away, I'd gladly help! As for the proverbial straw: Bl***y big straw! Good to hear that the only problem is fencing.