Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tree Climbing

Today in my Fall Tree Care class we did our tree climbing test. 
First thing Spencer had to get a line up into the tree to get things started. 
 I got harnessed up and and tied my knots: two half hitches, a blake's hitch on the climbing line, and some figure eight stopper knots.
Climbing the tree using a double rope system.

 Made it up the tree.
 The instructor sent up a little extreme ironing for me to do while I was up there.
It was a lot easier to repel down than it was to climb up.
 Back on the ground it was time to undo all the knots.
Good day.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stuff I want to know ...

  • How to efficiently process hazelnuts in the shell
  • A good system for cleaning my garden tools. What kind of oil should I use?