13 March 2011

Horse-Logging on March 8, 2011


More pics and video after the jump...

Feeding the sheepies.
Bill and Perry (L to R)
April the Farm Dog taking in the sun.
Creating the wedge, which directs the tree's fall.
Putting Bill's hames onto the collar.
Adjusting the brichen.
Securing the hames.  These are what direct the force of the horses pulling onto the collar.
Securing the belly strap.
Millie, the boss of the herd a.k.a. the Alpha.
Jeff supervising Django while he harnesses Carl, the ancient beast of burden.  Django is 12 and super cool and tough.
The Buckwheat Blossom horse-logging crew (Nick is behind the camera).


  1. I am so proud of you. This is something that you have never ever done before and it is something you will never forget. Keep it up. I support this part of your life with all my being.
    Uncle Bobby

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