Monday, March 15, 2010

Timber

There are three trees in our front yard area at the cabin that partially block the view of the lake and Mt. McKinley. While at the cabin Sweetie decided to take one out since he had the help of another man (my daughter-in-law's dad). Rick hauled branches with the snowmachine and sled up to the fire pit in front of our porch.

The one on the right that leans towards the lake has got to go!

Sweetie showing you proper tree cutting posture -he's notched the other side to make sure it falls towards the lake.

Timber!

Now the clean up begins. They hauled all the branches up to the cabin so that we can burn them in our fire pit. Sweetie saved three sections from the base to cut in half lengthwise and use as bench seating around our summer fire pit.

This view of Mt. McKinley was taken from the cabin loft after that tree was cut. Yes, a zoom was used, we are not that close to the mountain.

The trip to the cabin was so much fun! I plan to post a few pics here over the next couple days. I really enjoy getting out in the fresh air, visiting with good friends, working on projects and riding on the snowmachines.

6 comments:

marianne said...

Spectaculair! Alaska is breathtaking!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am sure you are recharged after a trip to the cabin. Such beauty surrounds you.

Becky from Alaska said...

I bet Dad was loving their "man project" :)

Lynn said...

Just beautiful where you are...love the tree cutting lesson just incase I need to do this sometime,,,yeah sure. LOL

A Lady's Life said...

Wow! Majestic Mountain.
In Quebec we burn the brush when there is still a lot of snow. This way we avoid forest fires and the people have a nice evening to spend socializing and watching a good fire burn.
:)

Margaret Ann said...

Zoom lens or not...That was one fabulous shot...I love all your photos Patty...so good for the soul! :)