Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cutting trees

Finally, we are beginning to cut the trees on the mountain. This must be done before we can build more around the existing cabins, as much to raise money for the Camp as to clear areas for building. Oxen are used to move the logs from where they are cut to the side of the road so the truck can pick them up. I was surprised at how trained the oxen were! With just a couple of hand signs, the young man could make them go forward, back up and step over the log so they could pull it. It was pretty amazing!

1 comment:

Arlene Grimm said...

My granddaddy was a saw miller up in the mountains of North Ga and they used mules to haul the trees...I guess it still works.