Cleaning Up After the Storm

Tuesday February 6, 2024 Guerneville CA.

Forest work, Clean up

With the rain and the storms settled down a bit, I gassed up the chainsaw and hopped on my quad runner to do some cleanup in the hills. Mostly tree stuff.

This was the first place I stopped to move these big redwood limbs off the road.limbs1

Then I moved on up the  hill to this one I knew about and cleaned that up so I could get by.trees2

And not far from that one, I cut up these trees and moved them off the road.trees3

That’s good enough until I come by with a machine.road4

The next one was up on the ridgetop so I stopped  here for a short break.view5

This was the next one and I’m getting worn out moving the cut stuff off the roads.trees6

This mess had a bunch of poison oak vines mixed in with it.trees7

Because of the poison oak, I just cut enough to get by.vines8

I thought I had them all, but ran into this one, a madrone tree. I was hoping the saw would run out of gas so I could quit, but it didn’t.trees9

Big one

I’ve been cutting on this big one a little at a time for a number of days now. My saw only ran about a minute before it ran out of gas which was good as I was out of gas too.trees10

Name this spring

I stopped at this spring for a drink of water. I’ve been trying to figure out a good name for this spring for some time now. The other day I found an old log choker there so hung it up on the redwood tree there. I’d bet my uncle Howard Evans lost it there when he logged the place a long time ago.spring11

Choker Spring

Here’s the old choker. It’s used to go around logs to hook onto them so they can be pulled away with a tractor. Even though it’s pretty rusty, it’s still usable.choker12

Trail work

I thought I’d exercise some other muscles I hadn’t used yet, so I walked out this trail and did trail work for a couple of hours.trail13

I was pretty tired out by now, so I headed for home.

However, I ran into this downed tree that blocked the road. The saw and I were both out of gas, so I turned around and went home another way.trees14

Once  home, I put the chickens away for the night and went in for a nice nap.

Nice day.

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4 Responses to Cleaning Up After the Storm

  1. Judith says:

    So what do you do about those poison oak vines? Just wait til they die and lose their potency? Around here there’s only poison ivy and not much of it….so I don’t have a clue.

  2. Prichie says:

    Good job.

  3. don striepeke says:

    the obvious, choker spring?

  4. Anonymous says:

    the obvious, choker spring?

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