Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fuji on the Farm : Becoming a Human Ant

Since last September, I've had a 30 foot long Eastern White Pine log laying in the side of my yard.  I had it taken down because I learned that a few years ago, another one next to it had fallen on this house we just bought.  I didn't want that to happen to us!  I decided to keep it and have it milled.  The milling finally happened last week.  I got all of the nicely milled boards set up properly in the backyard for air drying,  found a place for all of the sawdust to go, put the tarp back in the garage, but there were still a bunch of heavy, smaller logs to move.  I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to move them, until I realized I could use my bike!  Of course!  I still have a friend's Bikes at Work trailer on loan, so I hooked it up to my Fuji Bedford, and got to work hauling.  I simply heaved them onto the trailer, and pedaled them about 100 feet to the back of the yard, their final resting place (for now).  It was perfect.  I was able to move much more weight using the bike than I otherwise would have been able to handle.  And it was just plain fun, riding my bike around in the yard, hauling logs.