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.
Then I moved on up the hill to this one I knew about and cleaned that up so I could get by.
And not far from that one, I cut up these trees and moved them off the road.
That’s good enough until I come by with a machine.
The next one was up on the ridgetop so I stopped here for a short break.
This was the next one and I’m getting worn out moving the cut stuff off the roads.
This mess had a bunch of poison oak vines mixed in with it.
Because of the poison oak, I just cut enough to get by.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once home, I put the chickens away for the night and went in for a nice nap.
A Sony AX33 4K, a video camera that takes stills too. What am I doing with that? I take pictures from my Kayak a lot. I found I was missing interesting shots, because my pic was being processed in my camera, before it would let me take another pic. Since I like to take what I call action stills, I bought this camera to take videos, that I could make stills out of, but, as a bonus, this camera also came with buttons to just take stills and that's what I mostly do, unless something is real interesting or too far away for my still zooms. My digilat zoom setting for video goes to two hundred x, and sometimes I need that, but usually, I only use the 10x lens zoom. Because this camera is HD and 4K, the quality has to be real good and it has a lot of stabilizers on it which really helps out a lot for taking pics on the water.
The other thing it has that is a must is a view finder and I had to buy Sony's top of the line cam to get it. This is a must for taking pics on the water, as you must hold the camera as still as posible and putting that eye piece to the eye forms a tripod with your arms that helps a lot. The eye piece is also a must as it works way better than a LED screen to see what you are taking a picture of in the daylight as the LED screens wash out easily in sunlight.
I also have another video camera, a Canon VIXIA G30. I use them both to mostly take stills. The Sony takes higher resolution stills than the G30. That was a bit of a disappointment as I bought the G30 to replace an older camera I dunked in the river, but then had to buy the Sony to get higher still picture resolution that the G30 was lacking.
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