Chad is really into wood. He has a connection to a sawmill not farm from here where he takes the trees and gets them milled into lumber. Sometimes he gets it kiln dried and sometimes he doesn’t. When someone calls and tells him where there are trees down, he’s outta here!
Earlier this week, he found out about some trees down. Thursday he was off and was able to go pick up as much as he could put on the trailer. He’ll take this load to the mill on Monday, go back and get another load (or two) on the trailer and take those to the mill.
I wasn’t able to capture the true size of these logs. They’re HUGE! You can see my SUV in the background so that may give you a bit of comparison. Some of this wood is walnut but more of it is oak.
It really is nice to see Chad so interested in something . . and something that’s a good, wholesome hobby. I keep thinking if Vince were here just a little more, his love of wood, and desire for working with wood, might be rekindled and he and Chad would have something they enjoy doing together. Nicole’s dad is an excellent woodworker. In fact, he’s kinda famous around here for his cabinet making skills. Any time a house is for sale and he did the cabinets, the listing with say “Cabinets by Nicole’s dad!” Of course, it has his name and people here know who he is. Chad has learned a lot from him and he’s very kind to let Chad use his tools and his shop.
Speaking of shops . . when I pass by our old house here, there isn’t even a path worn back to Vince’s shop and that tells me the current owners aren’t using it. Except that it’s in town, that will always be my favorite house of all the houses we’ve had.
And, speaking of town, I’ve only seen a few red tags around. Maybe it’s just that time of year when the weeds and grass aren’t growing out of control yet. I do not miss the red tag man.