“I sleep all night and I work all day.
I cut down trees, I eat my lunch
I go to the lavatory
On Wednesdays I go shopping
And have buttered scones for tea
I cut down trees, I skip and jump…”
Well, the Monte Python guys obviously never went lumberjacking with my heroes. Thanks to these strong men, we will be able to keep warm this winter. (Here is the video of the Lumberjack Monte Python skit.)
Luit starting up the chain saw.
A lumber crew was cutting two years ago and asked if they could park all of their equipment at our farm that summer while they went back and forth. I said yes, on one condition, that we could have a stack of wood. We still bought wood permits for it, but it was so handy to have it already cut.
We took the tractor and trailer way up into the high mountains.
After cutting a while the chain saw needed to be sharpened and Luit showed Joury how to sharpen it.
The tractor had to back past the trailer on the narrow road so it could be used to load the wood.
Unfortunately the wood does not jump on the tractor by itself.
The saw is now sharp again.
Now more fuel.
The chain came off, twice.
This is mainly what I was doing while the guys were sweating and heaving.
I was the panic person of the group, and noticed that the trailer stand was bending under the weight and informed them that the trailer was going to fall off the mountain. They ignored me, because there was nothing they could do about it anyway, secretly were worried, but were happy to have ignored me.
Now the trick was to drive the tractor past the trailer again, which was teetering on the edge anyway, but the pass was too narrow.
Panic mode again as the back tire of the tractor was coming off the ground. I screamed at Luit about this situation, and notice how the back window of the tractor was open.
He turns and gives me a dirty look, waves his hand for me to shut up, and slams shut the tractor window.
This is probably the only time in history that it is handy to have a fat wife and I jumped on the side of the tractor with Joury so it did not fall into the trailer, pushing it and us all over the edge. Whew!
Thank you so much Jackie and Joury, you guys are the greatest!