Today was an incredibly productive day at the farm here in the Smokies. We had to take down several huge trees that were near structures on the farm and so today was milling day with our log mill. The tree we milled today was a monster.
Mike Got The Tree On The Mill With His Tractor
He is working on the engine here and getting it ready and tuned up to mill this big oak. He greased the drive wheels, added starter fluid, added the necessary water in the tank to keep the blade wet and then installed a new blade.
Mike Filling Up The Water Transfer Tank
Back With The Water To fill Tank
The Mill Is Ready To Saw
Nice View Of The Cows And The Foothills While We Work
Ms. Photographer Getting Pictures While Relaxing In The Kabota
First Cut With Mill ready To Go
Mike Begins To Shave The Curves Off
Mike Loves His Mill
Taking Cut Number Two
Mike Milled All The Lumber For The Barn Behind The Mill – Then Built The Barn Himself
Coming Back To Do More Shaving To Get A Solid Edge
He Cut It Then We Turned It To Do The Next Side
The Log Isn’t Perfectly Square Yet On The Bed
I Decide To Head Up To The Other Barns To Check On Baby Goats And Lambs
Nice View As I Ponder Heading Up To Barn #2
Cows Are Happy
Mike Pulling Off Really Heavy Large Slabs He’s Cut
I Stop By In The Woods To See My Off The Grid Writers Cabin
It’s My Private Sanctuary Here In The Mountains Where I Don’t See A Soul
My Writer’s Cabin – Off The Grid
Checking The Babies In The Livestock Barn – Everyone Has A Catfish Pond Including Us!
Heading Up The Final Hill To The House – It’s A Climb All The Way UP Our Property!
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Have a blessed day!
~ From all of us @ HiBar Ranch, Farm & Forest (and home of HiBar Creations)