My Sky Color

A forty something Dad, Husband, Engineer guy living in Western Oregon. Reflections on all things in life. A few technical things and whatever else comes along.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Shop 3

If you look closely at the photo, it is an action photo of the tree top actually falling. It is even with the top of the tree that is left and is horizontal in the air. Due to the East wind branches bias the top didn't go where I wanted it to, but it came down safely and so did I.

The tree removal is done and I have started the stump removal. It took awhile to get the TD9 track loader running. I got an old alder stump out with a bit of digging and pushing first thing. The first tree I took down (Douglas Fir) is a big one and has a 4 foot diamter stump. I was on the loader until 9 PM the first evening digging a really big hole around the stump. It is still really solid when I push on the stump. I am looking at renting a small excavator this weekend to finish getting the stump out. I have some other trenching I need to do and so does the neighbor. I have two 2 foot doug fir stumps in the back yard that need to come out.

This picture is of the alder stump on its way to the burn pile.
I finally got the building permit and have a ready-to-haul date of August 20th for the building pieces. I am full-steam-ahead on doing the dirt work and getting ready for pouring concrete. Hopefully we can get some action photos of getting the big stump coming out. DMP


At 9:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just reading about it made me tired and a bit flustered. What a lot of work, can't wait to see the shop. Hey, it that Cami working the excavator in 2nd picture?

good luck



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