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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s