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Planning A Cleanup Day At The Homestead

Planning A Cleanup Day At The Homestead
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In the next few weeks my family and some of our friends are going to the homestead for a cleanup day.  There is an area where some trees need to be cut, and that same area has been used as a semi-trash dump for close to 40 years.

Here is the plan, form three groups – the cutters, the pullers and the haulers.

The cutters – Hopefully we have 2 chainsaws running.  The loggers left some small trees right in the way that need to be cut up and hauled to the burning pile.

Then there are some trees that need to be thinned out.  A couple of oak trees are right next to each other, some are 3 – 4 feet apart.  The largest trees will be saved and the smaller trees cut.  The trees that I am referring to are only about 3 – 6 inches in diameter and maybe 8 – 10 feet tall.

A couple of  sweet gum trees are right in the way.  These are about 12 – 18 inches across.

The pullers – Are the ones working with the people running the chainsaw.  When the chainsaw cuts a limb, the puller goes in and pulls the limb out of the way.

Pullers will be working side by side with the people running the chainsaw.  These are the ones that make sure the people running the chain saw do not have anything under their feet.

The haulers – Load the debris into the truck and transport it to the burning pile, or just pull the limbs to the burning pile.

Cleaning up the trash – Once the brush and trees are out of the way then we can start dealing with the trash.  Its not a “lot” of trash, but it does have to be dealt with.

Trash includes some old fence, bed frame, tv tube, glass, pieces of tin, metal framed box fan,,,, are a few examples. Stuff that hopefully can be hauled off and sold for scrap metal.

House Location – A metal 3/4 roundbar was put where the corner of the home is going. This gave us an idea of what trees are too close to the house.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
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