Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Logs to Lumber: Old School, Part 2

Working a horse in the woods provides students with the insight into historic logging practices as well as the practice of modern restorative forestry. Here, a student removes two stems which will be processed for sugarwood. Working together, the driver, swamper, and horse effeciently extract the logs with a minimum of conversation. As part of the Agriculture Power Systems course, students are developing an appreciation of and requirements for different traction options on the farm and in the woods. The last step of the "logs to lumber" process is to harvest sawlogs and take them to our portable sawmill.

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