In our neck of the woods, felling a tree is a notch on the man card.
It also means being one step closer to
we gathered to watch (from a safe distance)
The tree went down... and then got caught up in another tree.
Mr. Dub thinks it's funny when he calls this scenario the widow-maker.
Me? Not so much. But I'm married to just about the most cautious man on the planet, and he also happens to have some decent tree-felling skills... and a few manvotionals about his experience in the woods, a good friend who loves to help, and Big Betty(his trusty chainsaw). Call it the art of manliness.
Or just call him Uncle Buzz.
Two trees for the price of one, and they hit the mark.
Now Dub's got a couple of seasons to prepare the timbers and frame up the blacksmith shop. He's living his dream.