It’s take my followers to work day at the Forester Artist. Come along on one of my typical days. Having said that, rarely are my “typical” days typical.
Let’s start by out checking in at the Pole Plant to see what shipped and delivered, check log quality, and find out what equipment broke. Then to the office to make calls, check email, review reports, and write purchase orders, among other things. After that we’re off to the woods.
Most of my destinations are not very close. I do a lot of driving to visit the woods crews. Some days I visit over log quality and others I go to buy logs. On this day I was doing a log quality check. When I finish it’s time to drive home.
I took these pictures to let you see what my daily views are like. I hope you don’t mind sharing the front seat with Blitz. Enjoy the ride, it’s a lot less bumpy this way.
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Welcome to the Pole Plant.
I always have to spend some time in the office.
Try not to run over any jaywalkin’ gobblers, bad karma!
Finally on the dirt road!
Blitz is a happy dog, now that we are in the woods.
It looks like the loggers have been here.
Yep, they were here alright!
The chipper is loading a chip van. But these weren’t the guys I came to see.
Just follow the signs! Whoever put up this sign must have been really short.
Road block! The skidder is getting fueled. We’re getting close.
“We’re almost there Blitz. I swear!”
Hah, we caught the siderod! He’s the guy I came to see. The siderod is the logging boss.
We head for the landing. Traffic jam! They’re moving the chipper to another landing.
Get over for the chip van! It’s like Grand Central Station in the piney woods.
I hope a little dust doesn’t bother you. We suck up a lot of it around here.
Finally, the landing! Something is always broke down. I spend time going over log quality and other stuff with the guys. We get done and now it’s time to go home.
Out here, my wipers are more for dust than rain.
Of course we have to stop so someone can get a drink, eat some grass and play in the water.
A flowering current blooms next to the creek.
Blitz does a celebratory roll! Any day in the woods is a good day.
I catch a rufous hummingbird feeding on the indian paintbrush.
The view in the foothills on the way home. That’s Lassen Peak on the horizon.