Forestry Friday … It’s Take My Followers To Work Day!

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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 … Continue reading

Sentinels Of The Wind

Some folks are very photogenic and some, not so much.  Some days are very photogenic and some days, not so much.  This was one of those good days.  I love a good day.  I try to have a lot of them.

wind turbine, clouds, forest

Like sentinels in the wind, the big turbines peer through a window in the clouds.

Magee Peak, volcano, mists, pines, nature, photography

Magee Peak is a sleeping volcano.

oak, black oak, fall color, forest, nature, photography

The mother oak looks down at the young pines gathered about her.

Magee Peak, volcano, pines, nature, photography

Magee Peak in the distance.

Nellie, Burney Mountain, nature, golden retriever, dog, photography

With Burney Mountain in the background, Nellie strikes a lovely pose. She is one of my favorite models. Nellie is very co-operative and will work for dog biscuits.

Skidding Logs

Logging, Horses, horse logging, skidding, historic logging

Skidding logs with a big wheels and a team.

Skidding logs is the process of moving cut logs from the woods to the landing.  The landing is where they are loaded for transport to the mill.  After the turn of the last century, draft animals and steam were the engines of choice for moving these huge logs.  The “big wheels” in this pen and ink, was the pinnacle of technology in ground based skidding way back then.

Cat skidder, Cat, skidder, skidding, logs, logging

Cat rubber tire skidder

Diesel powered skidders are the work horses of today for skidding logs.  These machines come in different sizes and configurations for different jobs.  The rubber tire skidders are used on gentler slopes.  They are built for speed.

John Deere, skidder, skidding, logging, logs

John Deere skidder

The track laying skidders often used on steeper slopes.  They are built for traction.

Cat skidder, skidder, Caterpiller, skidding, logs, logging

Cat track skidder

The forwarder is today’s pinnacle of technology in ground based skidding.  It loads logs onto itself instead of dragging them.

Valmet, forwarder, logs, logging

Valmet Forwarder

Let’s not forget the original skidders, the horses.  They can’t be beat for sheer beauty!

Horses, horse, Burney Mountain

Horses near Burney Mountain.