One of my more interesting projects was to create a bench for my fire ring. One of my coworkers sent out an email asking if anyone knew where he could get a 10' section of tree trunk with the bark removed. I volunteered to help him.
I have a lot of trees in my woods that need to come down. I also own a draw knife. I found a tree that looked like a good candidate and cut it down. It was fairly straight with only a minor bend. The lowest section was 10" in diameter. I kept that to use as my bench. A straighter section (with an 8" diameter) further up went to my coworker.
draw knife to remove the bark from the trunk. The log in the top of the picture below went to my coworker while I kept the bottom log. It was much easier to remove the bark from the smaller of the two logs.
|Leaves all over the back yard.|
garden right now. I have kale growing all over the place, but that's about it. There might be some lettuce and spinach hanging on as well, but I haven't really looked.
chickens tend to scratch and peck and move the mulch into the yard. Then every 3 days or so I have to go around and rake it back to where it belongs.
new ones we got in November have integrated into the flock. They're all one big happy group now. I haven't been keeping a real close count on the egg production, but I'd guess that we get 4 a week. Hopefully those new birds will start laying in the spring. I think our Rhode Island Red is the only bird that lays regularly right now.