Awright! Listen up, Cracker!!!I enjoy reading your blog far too much to ever want to see another photo of you like that up in the tree again. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR? What you were doing was so damned dangerous that even I am not dumb enuf to try it. Good heavens, man, hire a service, but don't do this at home again! Don't you have little ones to worry about raising?Sheesh!
LOL!Ouch! The "little ones" guilt leverage was a nice touch. Effective tho...What looks precarious is really well planned. It's hard to see in the photo, but the base of the ladder is blocked with a weight to prevent sliding. Also hard to see, the top of the ladder is strapped to the live oak branch with a ratchet tie-down so the ladder is one with the tree. Even harder to see, because the rope is green, there is a pulley and rope system rigged to control the falling branches I trim. The branch in front of the ladder has just been cut and is hanging from my rigging.The pole saw allows me to reach out and cut without leaning and I don't cut big branches higher than me. They don't fall up, so sticking to that rule is pretty important. Calculated risks my friend. Thank you for your concern. Now I have to memorize all this and repeat it back to my wife so she'll quit telling me how crazy I am...
Pablo,My wife just read your comment and said to tell you she likes the way you think!
When my husband does things like this, I can't even bear to watch!
My wife feels the same way. I tried to get her to come for the view, but she declined...come to think of it nobody has taken me up on that offer yet.
Does that ladder come with a free parachute?
Rick,I remember playing spaceship on a big national guard ladder in your dad's backyard. I also remember jumping off with my space tether (rope) still attached and having the ladder fall over on me. Remember that? I think the grownups were having watermelon or something and called us and I just jumped without thinking.
Yea the big wooden ladder was being used to drill a well.I remember it falling and you escaping somehow with minor or no injuries.Although I made about 30 parachute jumps in the army I get scared when I put christmas lights on the roof of our house.I have a 12 foot rope on my tree stands to remind me this is high enough.If I got up that high on your ladder I probley would freeze and need help down.No word on shrimp so far,maybe too much rain,last year we caught our first bucket july 31.
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