Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Drive Inn

At the bottom looking up.

At the top looking down.

Big chunks of the beginning, the end and the entire middle are missing. Imagine if you will a foot and half of heavy wet snow on weak wooded white pine. That would be the row of giant trees on the left and many more far into the forest on both sides.

It took five and a half days with chainsaws and a commercial grade chipper to tidy the entire length of the drive. I had already planned some major judicious editing along the drive for a winter project. That and the storm cleanup got done.

Those piles along the right side are log quality branches being salvaged for a wood burning neighbor. He has already hauled away three or more full trailer loads.


Back home on a far mountain top, thousands of snowdrops ready themselves for a nice sunny day to bloom. It is good to come home and walk it off.


Marsha M said...

Wow, that was a lot of work. You deserve a couple days rest-up in the house and it looks like the weather is going to assure that. Take it easy for a bit, there is probably more to come.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A beautiful drive for sure. I imagine it was a nightmare when you first arrived after the storm. Do get some rest.

Christopher C. NC said...

Marsha the weather is definitely enforcing some rest. Woke up to 22 and blowing snow.

Lisa this was like Cat 1 hurricane level damage. Even after the snow melted, the drive was impassable from all the tree debris on the road. I had already spent many hours stacking the debris into piles on the shoulders before we got the chipper.