The best thing about being on holiday is that you can do a bit of work for relaxation from holidaying. On Christmas’ Day Even a high wind blew and brought down an old ash tree that has been a creaking gate for some years (I remember a bough falling off it when I was a child about 50 years ago).
It fell rather inconveniently partly into The Leeds Liverpool Canal, almost blocking the way:
It looked much worse before we started clearing it out with a handy winch, all my straps and a couple of chain saws. It was a wonder, really that the tree had managed to stand up so long, the root-ball was almost entirely rotten.
Most of the wood will end up in my log store, but there maybe a chance of getting out a couple of planks with the BIG SAW and Alaskan mill. The thinning chain saw is certainly going to need a good sharpening, even though the muddy logs that had embedded in the bottom of the canal were avoided.