Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cabin Work Day

Last weekend, Chris and I made the journey out to Scotia and then up to their cabin in the Adirondacks. It was the perfect time of year for a drive and to be outside in nature. The air was crisp and cool, the trees every shade of autumn imaginable.

The main point of the work day was to gather more fire wood for the winter. We went on a scavanging hunt for the perfect trees. Here's one they pulled down. I have a video of it coming down at the bottom of this post.

Here's Mike, Chris's twin brother, posing by a tree.

Another pose, same tree.

Okay ... time for some action. See below for the video footage of Mike taking down the rotted tree.

Now here's how real men work. Chainsaws!
Mike observing his dad's handiwork.

A pretty tree that remains standing.
The pond.

Chris hauls the cut up pieces away.
It's a team effort to load the truck up so we can drive back to the cabin.

Another team effort to unload, which Lisa is glad to help with. Notice Erb and Chris in the background, meerly pretending to work. (Do not notice the girl behind the camera, not even pretending).
After all the work is done, the food is eaten, it's time to sit and enjoy the woods.

The cabin certainly looks pretty in autumn.