Friday, December 30, 2011
Details about the logging operation
This crew moved pretty fast, but they still ended up spending the whole day here. I told them I was sharing their activities on my blog, as well as letting people know whether I'm happy or unhappy with the price we get.
I realize that some folks have concerns that we'll be ripped off. Well, these guys have been logging on many local farms, and so far as I've heard, everybody is happy. Monday a man will come and grade the walnut logs, and figure out how many board feet we have. That's how the value of the wood is determined. We get to watch the grading process. Once the price is determined, the loggers get half the money and we get half.
I asked the man what the lumber will be used for: He said a lot of it goes to China, to be made into furniture. Extremely wealthy people in China even use it for floors.
I'll keep you posted on how this all turns out. It probably wouldn't be wise to state the actual amount of money we get, but you will know whether or not there's a smile on my face, when it's all said and done.