Log Milling Today – Big Log – Pretty Day At The Farm

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.

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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.

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Mike Filling Up The Water Transfer Tank 

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Back With The Water To fill Tank

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The Mill Is Ready To Saw

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Nice View Of The Cows And The Foothills While We Work

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Ms. Photographer Getting Pictures While Relaxing In The Kabota

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First Cut With Mill ready To Go

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Mike Begins To Shave The Curves Off 

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Mike Loves His Mill

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Taking Cut Number Two

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Mike Milled All The Lumber For The Barn Behind The Mill – Then Built The Barn Himself

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Coming Back To Do More Shaving To Get A Solid Edge

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He Cut It Then We Turned It To Do The Next Side

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The Log Isn’t Perfectly Square Yet On The Bed

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I Decide To Head Up To The Other Barns To Check On Baby Goats And Lambs

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Nice View As I Ponder Heading Up To Barn #2

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Cows Are Happy

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Mike Pulling Off Really Heavy Large Slabs He’s Cut

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I Stop By In The Woods To See My Off The Grid Writers Cabin

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It’s My Private Sanctuary Here In The Mountains Where I Don’t See A Soul

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My Writer’s Cabin – Off The Grid

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Checking The Babies In The Livestock Barn – Everyone Has A Catfish Pond Including Us!

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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)

 

 

 

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