I had been counseled to remove the tree last year, but I wanted to keep all the large trees for the time being. The ice decided for me and culled this one. I would love to find an affordable way to get some of it milled or somehow salvaged as timbers. I want to build a run-in for a pasture, with a storage area on one side. I have the vision in my head, and just need to start some drawings. It will likely draw it’s design from the materials at hand. I want this tree to provide some of those materials.
I had also wanted to eventually move that gate. It’s funny how making plans in my head seems to sometimes just make it happen. This is where the gate will be, as soon as I get a couple of posts in to fill the gap.
The storm has left quite a bit of clean up to occupy us for a while. And has pushed up a few projects as well. I had just finished laying out where the next paddock will go for the horses. Now that this one is not so usable, I will want to get on the next one. I have all the supplies, aside from another 17 posts. The other task is digging the holes. I am considering hiring that out, as it would go much faster with a tractor and auger than by hand. I’m not adverse to hand digging. It’s just that I can do maybe 2 holes/day and only work on farm projects on the weekends. So you see that could take a while.I am glad that the sister to the lost oak survived. I hope that she lives on for many more years.