Monday, February 18, 2008

This is a LINE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What is the reverse of Timber? Rebmit?????
Tree up
The team of our sons Father [ my Sweetie], our youngest son and the “D”[ that's me] managed to get the Pine tree up. They did the hard part…
First, as a Coast Guardsman’s Mom, I have been “taught” to call it a LINE… Therefore…it is a LINE…


A piece of rope that has a specific purpose is called a line, especially in nautical usage. Examples include clothesline, chalk line, anchor line, stern line, fishing line etc.

This is what was used to help right the tree: Beckett Bend and Bowline
The bowline is a good knot with many uses. It is the best-known knot for bending two lines together.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Used whenever a loop is needed, such as in making a however, it can jam on a strain and become very temporary eye in a mooring line. Difficult to untie. You must know which knot or splice will serve best in different circumstances such as tying up to a mooring or dock, rigging aloft or over the side during painting, and highline transfer during replenishment.
According to a Seaman's use of the term knot, the line usually is bent to itself. The knot forms an eye or knob or secures a cord or line around an object, such as a package.
The rest as “they” say is History… First to "top" the tree! The "FARM" Truck
A winch is a mechanical device that is used to wind up a rope or wire rope (also called "cable"). In its simplest form it consists of a spool and attached crank. The spool can also be called the winch drum. More elaborate designs have gear assemblies and can be powered by electric, hydraulic, pneumatic or internal combustion drives. Some may include a solenoid brake and/or a mechanical brake or ratchet that prevents it from unwinding.
Ready and in 4 wheel Drive!
Line almost taut
EASY and steady as you go...
It will take time to see if the Pine tree survives this shock. We, rather I have confidence it will be ok. Several years ago a Wild Cherry came down in a windstorm, it survived…


imac said...

Nice idea.

Come and visit our holls fab cab, also see who won my free Austrian card.

dot said...

Whew! That was a lot of work. I sure hope it survives. My daughter and her husband have done this with their pecan trees that blew over a few years ago.

Alyssa said...

Wow, that was quite an ordeal! I hope your big pine lives. We did the same with the willow in our front yard and it is growing like crazy. I'm sure it will be fine.

Daniel J Santos said...

Very interesting post, well done.

Meggie said...

I sent your photos of the eclipse to a non blogging friend of mine. She was most impressed with your efforts to right the tree.