Today my friend Ryan, his son Hawk, and I used a rope to pull down a tree that had fallen into another, saving the live beech tree in my yard.
Then we sawed the tree into three portions and carried them up to the house for later chainsawing.
Hawk is a little young (5) to be able to help more than a little. But it was good to show him this sort of work. Now that his family has moved back from New Zealand I hope we can teach him more forest work. It connects us to the land and to our home. Which are the same.