General chatter - ooooookay, stupid deed for the day!




threenorns
04-17-2012, 11:00 AM
two trees at the back of the property have to come down. they're only spindly things but they're tall - poplars.

the only thing i've got is my 8lb maul - its' a splitting axe, not a cutting axe, but i figure if i sharpen it and giver, i should be able to get at least one of those trees down.

i'll post pics.


Amy23
04-17-2012, 11:08 AM
Lol, please do!

threenorns
04-17-2012, 11:09 AM
*sigh*

only in my house would i send a text message to whatever-he-is-today reading


"where's my axe?"

and his reply: "i put it in the pantry - check behind the flour"

seriously: who puts an axe in the pantry? what, in case of mice or something?
.


Volschika007
04-17-2012, 12:05 PM
*sigh*

only in my house would i send a text message to whatever-he-is-today reading


"where's my axe?"

and his reply: "i put it in the pantry - check behind the flour"

seriously: who puts an axe in the pantry? what, in case of mice or something?
.

lmao. is that really where it is? if I got a txt like that from my SO i would think he was kidding. i guess if someone breaks in you can pull an axe on them, though.

LeilaJey
04-17-2012, 12:10 PM
hahaha, ahh the old pantry axe. Can't beat it. I keep mine in the fuel shed but y'know I'm weird.

Good luck!

philana
04-17-2012, 12:20 PM
*sigh*

only in my house would i send a text message to whatever-he-is-today reading


"where's my axe?"

and his reply: "i put it in the pantry - check behind the flour"

seriously: who puts an axe in the pantry? what, in case of mice or something?
.

you make me laugh so many times on this forum threenorns. thank you so much for that! LOL

threenorns
04-17-2012, 12:34 PM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/479006_10151515954970322_843195321_23680297_169382 316_o.jpg

dog checking out the axe

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/466346_10151515953430322_843195321_23680294_314580 1_o.jpg

cat checking out the axe

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/466198_10151515951965322_843195321_23680293_196849 0812_o.jpg

NOW i'm worried.

threenorns
04-17-2012, 12:47 PM
so The Felling of The Tree started with high hopes and merry spirits but alas - as things oft do, they went awry (the pictures are clickable links to vids) - but at least it was one heck of a good workout!:



video #1: http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/threenorns/th_MOV074.jpg (http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/threenorns/?action=view&current=MOV074.mp4)

video #2: http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/threenorns/th_MOV080.jpg (http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/threenorns/?action=view&current=MOV080.mp4)

video #3: http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/threenorns/th_MOV081.jpg (http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/threenorns/?action=view&current=MOV081.mp4)

video #4: http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/threenorns/th_MOV082.jpg (http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/threenorns/?action=view&current=MOV082.mp4)

VermontMom
04-17-2012, 01:22 PM
I got to reading to this point...
the only thing i've got is my 8lb maul - its' a splitting axe, not a cutting axe, but i figure if i sharpen it and giver, i should be able to get at least one of those trees down.

and thought OH NO she had a horrible accident!!! then read -


i'll post pics.

Oh good!! if she can post, she has her hands and feet :D

then read -

*sigh*

only in my house would i send a text message to whatever-he-is-today reading


"where's my axe?"

and his reply: "i put it in the pantry - check behind the flour"

seriously: who puts an axe in the pantry? what, in case of mice or something?
.
:devil: and THEN saw the pic of the kitty sniffing the tool...okay, maybe it does smell like felled mice :rofl:

thank you for the laugh today!!! Oh and best wishes on the tree(s), that IS frustrating to take matters in your own hands but then have them not come out the way you want!

ddc
04-17-2012, 02:40 PM
Ok, I was really nervous watching those videos.
I had a friend who got killed by a tree snapping back and hitting him in the chest.
Please be careful !!

Anssett
04-17-2012, 03:01 PM
:-) If I had a pantry...and an axe, it's conceivable they'd be together. As is I'm a city girl who keeps her power tools in the dining room. (It makes sense because the project/work table is also the dining room table!)

Natasha22
04-17-2012, 03:13 PM
Your story made me smile :) Pantry axe, sounds legit. I'm always a bit frightened when it comes to stuff like this, I keep imagining I'd get trapped under a falling tree. Those trees as kinda tall as well. You sure had your share of exercising today.

threenorns
04-17-2012, 03:42 PM
i've downed a few trees - i'm not a lumberjack by any stretch so i didn't even try to have the tree fall into the swamp out back. i just cut it so it would go with the lean which luckily should've taken it straight into a nice clear area of the yard.

but i seriously didn't think the branches on the next tree over would be strong enough to hold it up. when whatever-he-is-today gets home, i'll get him to pull the thing down with the car using the dog leash (it's 50ft long).

Goody3shoes
04-20-2012, 02:16 PM
Ahhhhhhhh, pantry axe I know you well. I got a hatchet from my fiances best friend for valentines day...we have a weird relationship lol I kept my hatchet beside my bed for easy spider killing when I lived with my mother. Until her lousy boyfriend stole it! I miss my hatchet :( and no, I'm not as weird as that post made me sound...or maybe I am, but in a good way...I think...oh well. Congrats on the tree felling, quite a bit of exercise too!

K9Owner
04-20-2012, 02:27 PM
On a lighter note, @ least you didn't make a typo in your text & ask him "Where is my ex!?!?"
:rofl:

threenorns
04-20-2012, 05:33 PM
On a lighter note, @ least you didn't make a typo in your text & ask him "Where is my ex!?!?"
:rofl:


ROFL!!!!!!