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3/27/18 The flagpole pulley got jammed again and I set up the ladder, as I had before, in order to climb up and free the halyard. But I changed my mind and decided to take the pole down altogether and replace the pulley with one that wouldn't jam.
3/27/18 Here the pole had been taken down and you can see the two steel scaffold frames lashed together and braced with two 2x4s which holds the come-along used to pull the pole out of the ground. I successfully replaced the pulley and set the pole back into the ground using the same rigging.
5/2/18 Here is another view of the log deck waiting to be skidded down to the road. You can also see the remaining brush on the bluff that needs to be burned. There is a lot of good firewood in the brush that will be harvested.
5/2/18 This is the "bluff cut" where the trees have all been harvested and the logs are in the deck. This week, re-planting has started with the planting of 10 Western Redcedar seedlings in the bluff cut. Each one is marked with a numbered white yogurt container set on a pole. You can make out three of them in this picture if you look closely.
5/2/18 Here is a close-up of number 6 as an example of the seedlings and their markers.
5/2/18 Here is a view of the bluff cut from the other direction. You can make out five markers in this picture.
5/2/18 In this picture you can see four markers. In the foreground you can see the remnant of one of the burn piles. In the background you can see Dirtyface Ridge, the cabin, the log deck, and a nice standing grove of cedar trees that survived the root rot because they are immune. That is why we are re-planting with cedar trees.
5/3/18 Since the seedlings cannot tolerate much direct sun, I made shades out of pieces of blue tarp and set them up in front of the trees. You can see seven of them in this picture.
5/3/18 I was happy to see recent tenants in the 2x4 I set out last year for the mason bees. I felt bad about evicting the bees after they occupied the holes I made for balusters, so I drilled 28 holes in this piece of 2x4 specifically for their use. So far, five of them have accepted my offer. If they fill all the holes, I'll set up some more.
5/10/18 The mason bees were filling all the holes in my first bee block so I made a second one with 105 holes. The holes alternate between 5/16" and 3/8" to see which size they like better. The block also comes apart for cleaning.
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