While Dave and Don worked on this end of the business, Richard and I worked to fell the first tree we had selected for the new bridge. It was a nice straight hemlock, about 13" diameter at the butt and an easy felling job. The existing bridge was made from much smaller timbers contributing to it's short life.
Once down we limbed it up and started the debarking effort. It sure is easier to debark in the spring when the sap is flowing well. It was slow tedious going.
To fell the second tree we had selected we needed to move the first log harvested out of the felling area. It took all 4 of us on the log carriers moving about a foot at a time to slowly manuver it out of the way and towards it's ultimate destination.
As we were getting a bit tired from our efforts and the 4 o'clock whistle was about to sound we gathered our tools up and headed back down the hill, satisfied with a good days work.