Once again, a very successful Meet and Greet! Without sounding like a broken record year over year, I’ve got to start out with the thanks.
Thank you Kenny and Lydia, as well as John W, for allowing us to use the barn!! I’m glad we were able to get so much wood cut. Unfortunately the shower enclosure wasn’t in the cards for this weekend, although we sure could have used it.
Thank you to John Vargosko for cooking the pig!! It was delicious as always
Thank you to Allen for administering the raffle!! Congrats to Eric Rymer for winning the trasharoo and congrats to Brian Keefer for winning the $250 gift certificate
Congrats to the winners of the 2016 BOD election!! Together we’ll be able to continue improvement in the club and maintain the family-like atmosphere we’ve always had.
Now, for the workdays. First up, the wood cutting. None of us could make it Thursday night, so we all got there Friday AM and cutting commenced at roughly 11am. By noon, we had sweat through our shirts. We got through an estimated 14 logs in good time and the splitting crew made quick work of it. For those who were following the chain discussions in the canceled barn work party thread, I tried out a yellow chain for the first time on my MS290 and HOLY CRAP was it awesome. Instead of having to push and rock the saw to get through a log with the green chain, the yellow chain RIPPED through the log. I had to hold up on the saw to get it to cut straight and not bog down. Very impressive. I’m only buying yellow chains from here on out.
Saturday morning was awesome. We met at the Dutch John parking lot at ~9am and had a HUGE turnout!! The goals were to get all of the rail and posts off of *that one section of Rocky Mountain Loop* and staged up on the back side of Daniel, and then to pull the rest of the posts from the Dutch John parking lot up to the back side of Daniel. It was a lot of work, but since we had so many people, we got it all done. As everyone heard, I fried another rear driveshaft and rear output yoke on my transfer case, but had all the parts, so it only took 30 min to change everything out. After the fix, we went up to *that one section of Rocky Mountain Loop* to take some pictures and play one last time.
Saturday night was epic, as always. The pot-luck was a roaring success and we have leftovers for days. Thank you to everyone who brought food!!
Now for the pictures. Workday:
POP goes the driveshaft. My right foot was a little too liberal with the torque application:
Last load of the day:
Thanks again everyone I’ll see you again soon!!