Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Friday, November 15, 2013
Sold to the Amish
A neighbor sold out his woods to a lumber company. I know we burn wood for heat, but I can't help feel sad as they clear out these trees. At least when we cut wood, it's an already downed tree, or a dead one.
We have seen flocks of birds protest the commotion in their homes. We have seen a large buck run out and across to the wooded area behind us.
They continue to cut, and cut. Two semi-trailers have already taken some out, and there is enough for 4 maybe 5 more semi-loads. As they load up and leave, there are others out cutting more.
Not to mention the commotion these trucks, and equipment are causing at my homestead. One morning we heard trucks at 4am. They were out loading up in the dark. Two semi's parked right on the highway, in front of my house. My dogs are stirred up like there's no tomorrow.
A few days later a truck pulled into my north drive, and two Amish men got out. For some reason, my neighbor thought my driveway, instead of his own just down the road, was a good place to meet up with them.
I kind of enjoy the view from my porch, and trees are peaceful to look at, so I hope they don't cut down all of it. Now that would be a real shame. There ended up being about 10 semi loads taken out yesterday alone, and there is still more wood laying out there.
The good news, is they are working fast, so the noise shall soon pass.