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Mrs. Skinny Helped Me Get Wood Today October 1, 2011

Posted by skinbad in Ducks, Family, Nature Shit, Travel.
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What a load--and what a woman!

A few more shots from the day:

Hanging out the window

 

Road to the top

All the gray up the mountain side is dead spruce--beetle kill

Pretty Quakies

We had an unusually wet spring and summer. “They” say that makes the fall colors even better than usual. “They” might be right. It was a nice day to cut wood and not be at work.

 

(This message brought to you by the Stihl MS 390)

 

 

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1. skinbad - October 1, 2011

She kind of looks like Tom Petty with her new hat.

2. skinbad - October 1, 2011

From a distance, that is.

3. Retired Geezer - October 1, 2011

Wow, nice memories of Utah in the fall. I love those fall colors. We have a few nice photos from Brian Head ski area.
Someday we will go to the North East and go Leaf Peeping around Laura and Scott’s.

4. INDIATRIPPING.COM - October 1, 2011

forget the load , what a woman . 🙂

5. kevl - October 1, 2011

Great pics. Your lady is lovely.
Our leaves are starting to turn here. Almost had a light frost last night.

6. BrewFan - October 1, 2011

It seems the longer you’re married the less eager teh wife gets to help you get wood.

7. daveintexas - October 1, 2011

Pretty.

So are the trees and stuff.

8. Retired Geezer - October 1, 2011

I bet Cathy would loan you her wood splitter.

9. lauraw - October 1, 2011

What did you do/ say right before you took the pic? She looks angry.

10. geoff - October 1, 2011

What did you do/ say right before you took the pic? She looks angry.

She’ll probably form a splinter group.

11. skinbad - October 1, 2011

It was starting to rain and we could see some lightning. We were just about to start the drive off the mountain and I told her to get out of the truck and get up there so I could get a blog picture. I didn’t tell her to hold a long aluminum pole, so I don’t know what her problem was. She wasn’t really mad–kind of wiped out though. It’s pretty hard work. She loads while I cut. That’s two trees on the trailer. One wasn’t too bad, but one was a big mofo.

12. lauraw - October 1, 2011

GROAAAAAANNNNNN

*twirls a blowgun dart in Deadly Hump Toxin*

13. daveintexas - October 1, 2011

Sometimes you should just say “she had a hangnail”

14. lauraw - October 1, 2011

SHE loaded those big cuts???

Holy crap. Some of them look to be 18-20″ diam. and just as long. Heavy stuff for a little lady.

15. skinbad - October 1, 2011

We have a 20-ton splitter. The little lady loves to split. I’ll have to take a picture of some of the big ones we haven’t split yet. 18-20″? Heh. You have no idea how I abuse her. The trailer (borrowed from a great neighbor) has ramps for loading a car on it. She rolls the big boys up. I help her if they’re crazy size.

16. skinbad - October 1, 2011

Indiatripping.com? Tushar?

17. Michael - October 1, 2011

I didn’t tell her to hold a long aluminum pole, so I don’t know what her problem was.

You can never tell with women. They’re just goofy, and as Dave says, it helps to watch the calendar.

18. lauraw - October 1, 2011

*head sloooowly spins 360 degrees*

19. daveintexas - October 2, 2011

I have this power but I must only use it for good.

20. wintersetruss - October 2, 2011

MS 390? That’s a man’s chainsaw, Skinny. Good choice.

(in addition to John Deere, our dealership also sells Stihl chainsaws, trimmers, blowers, and pole saws).

21. skinbad - October 3, 2011

They’re not cheap, but I’ve never regretted buying it. A couple of neighbors have 440s, but I really don’t want to deal with the size of stuff they cut down. I like to keep my intestines inside my body.

BTW, how do you know when you need a new bar? Mine looks like hell but seems to work fine.

22. Retired Geezer - October 3, 2011

BTW, how do you know when you need a new bar?

When they start watering your drinks and stop laughing at your jokes, I guess.

23. skinbad - October 3, 2011

Where’s Lauraw with that Deadly Hump Toxin when you need her?

24. daveintexas - October 3, 2011

>> BTW, how do you know when you need a new bar?

When the bartender tells you “yew got a purty mouth.”

25. kevl - October 3, 2011

I helped shovel 4 tons of gravel this past weekend.
I’m now permanently stooped and my knuckles drag on the ground.


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