Buzz, buzz, chop, chop the noises our hillside is ringing with at the moment.
The grand old oak is finally being sliced up and the wood removed to the back of the sheds to season outdoors for a while before being moved to the dry of the workshop once it is built.
One tree, four guys and two days of none stop labour including Lovely Hubby's help to carry the huge pieces of wood ...
... each full slice three inches thick and six foot long ...
onto the pallet base that Lovely Hubby made ...
... at the rear of the big shed.
Branches, logs and sticks are being stacked nearby ready for burning in a couple of years.
They reckon it will take a minimum of three years for the slices to season properly before they can be used for furniture making. It's beautiful wood.
Well it was a beautiful tree it should be.