Sunday, December 11, 2005

All in a Days Work

Whether you agree with logging or not, it puts food on our table and roof over our heads.

This is my husband at work. This has been a very bad year for deaths on the job. Over forty loggers in our province have lost their lives this year. Posted by Picasa

14 Comments:

Blogger Lynne said...

wow. look at that beautiful tree. I think most jobs have a degree of questionability to it. weather it is child labor laws being broken, deforsetation or being associated with the mob. we do what we have to do as long as we can live with it.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Unbelievably scary job. That picture looks like it should be in a magazine.

Connie

4:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Lynne, I don't put logging in the same category as child labour or gang related activities. Where I live, the majority of people live in wood framed and wood sided homes. Most are furnished with wood furniture and wood cabinetry.

Canadian Forestry exports ten billion dollars in materials to the U.S. alone. I guess when there is no longer the demand for wood and wood byproducts then we will always need to cut down trees. Keeping in mind that if forests are managed correctly they will always be there.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Logging is a sustainable resource just like many of our other resource based jobs. The real shame is in the lies and half truths of the opposition.

In Australia they don't have the extreemist, antihuman greenies that are in BC. They seem to have a better understanding of the word "sustainable".

Glad to here Reese is still getting some work doing what he loves.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

More power to him-that's a big ol' tree!
I just think that if they cut them down, let someone else plant a sapling to continue the cycle.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Thanks Wendy and yes Dianne they do replant logged areas.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Canada is currently being gyped by the US on those imports. Big politics. My government sucks. (hides head in shame)

My take on logging is that we need to stop cutting the big trees and start working on sustainable methods. Engineered wood products use small trees and create stronger building material. And can be quite handsome.

Which would put your hubby out of his current job, but might put him in a tree farm job instead.

That is a fantastic photo!

7:42 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

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9:16 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I can't take credit for this picture. It was taken by my husbands falling parnter.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous rock said...

Is that your Christmas tree :)

Sorry to hear about all the deaths. Tell your husband to stay safe! Life is way to wonderful to risk it for a little extra speed.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Hi Rock-I tell him every morning when he leaves for work. Unfortunately sometimes accidents happen no matter how safe you work.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Sorry to hear about your community's losses. That sounds so sad.

I'm with Jenn on logging. But what a fantastic photo. And thank goodness for great photographers because photographs might be the only way that I will ever see such beautiful, majestic trees like that.

11:04 PM  
Blogger jac said...

Great photo of the tree.
You are wrong Syl ! I will take you to Africa and paddle you aroung mightier trees.
:)

12:58 AM  
Blogger Zoey said...

What a great photo! I would certainly preserve that one to show the grandkids someday so they can appreciate the work grandpa did.
I thought you were taking the winter off from posting, so have not been here in a while.
Glad to see you changed your mind.

2:07 PM  

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