Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sawmill Dreams

So I spent the afternoon cleaning up my trails, getting a start on my wood pile. As mentioned before, they weren't to bad, considering how bad that winter ice storm was, so pickings were slim.

A bad wind storm brought this one down, just off one of the trails. I have dreams of building a small band sawmill. This is a good candidate for some nice clear spruce boards, relatively straight and 16" diameter. I will have to cut it up into 8' lengths and bring it in, before the bugs get at it.

Right behind it, making it easier to eventually bring it out, is this fine example of a big birch. 22" diameter at the base, lots of fine birch boards in this one. Makes me want to start on that saw mill, ha ha.