Skidding hardwood logs by hand

There is a new hydro scheme planned on the Gairezi river and they have just cut the transect for the route of the pylons.

Being Nyanga this includes cutting down two of the three invasive tree species – Pine and Wattle (the third is Eucalyptus).

Here we are skidding logs onto the trailer:

Skidding logs on logs

 

With a log ramp onto the trailer

 

Time to roll up hill

 

 

 

Nearly there

 

 

Or if lighter they get carried

 

and a long one

 

 

We have a lesson in knot tying

 

Well loaded up

 

Loaded front and back

 

As its all firewood for us to burn stones with we take it all – large and small

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