Our Forest Versus Thor

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Although we are all about the handcrafted life, we aren’t above using fossil fuels to save three years of pioneer toil such as cutting down a third of an acre of trees for our house site.

Our excavator man is ‘Thor,’ a hulking six-and-a-half foot bloke with hands like bear paws. One January day he arrived. One man, one Husqvarna chainsaw and one massive excavator. Eight hours later, a gaping hole in our forest, sixty trees lined up for the saw mill and a debris pile that burned for three days. There’s nothing subtle about being ‘Thorred’.

On the upside, we got to roast marsh mellows in January with the world’s longest marshmallow stick.

 

The Machine

The Machine

The Man

The Man

The condemned marked

The Condemned

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The Afterman

The Aftermath

Karen roasting marshmellows

Karen roasting marshmellows

Yum

Yum

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