Monday, June 04, 2007
A Working Weekend
Alcatraz, MS> My weekend started with Mark (Mailman) Stewart calling. He and Drew wanted his damn deer head in exchange for working at the camp this past weekend. Reluctantly, I went to the taxidermist, hooked a chain to the ratty thing, and dragged it to my office. Damn! What a buck!
We got to camp and had Kentucky Fried Chicken, a good drink, and listened to the quiet with Dad. Peace and Quiet. It was great. I did notice a bulldozer sitting in the shade, and I knew Saturday was going to be interesting.
The next morning, I started bushhogging the fields while Mark started trimming the roads. Dad went with the bulldozer, and the kids and Camo cycled back and forth getting drinks, pretending to help while riding 4-wheelers and checking stands.
I cut the Graveyard, Indian Mound, Beehive, Arrowhead, Bird Point, Turkey Feather, 1st Crossover and The Odom field. A full days work.
Mark did not miss a beat and trimmed all the roads leading in to the fields. It was easy work, the temperature was only about 95 degrees. Perfect. It hadn't even reached The Boiling Point yet.
We finished up about 5 o'clock, but was that good enough? Hell, no! Dad needed a small log cut so that the bulldozer could move it. Mark and I went out with the saws and started cutting.
We had to trim to get to the bulk of the tree which was an acorn about 300 years ago and now was at least 3 feet through the center. Amazing! We managed to get it cut in three pieces and headed to the house. Fried and BB'Q catfish, BBQ pork loin and all the trimmings for supper, followed by ice cold watermelon.
You talk about some tired people, we were beat.
We staggered to bed knowing tomorrow was going to really be tough.
The next day was Dazed and Confuzed from beginning to end.