An ACSTL Day

-Wren Wells

As the sun rises I'll have to get up soon.
Mustard and ham on my sandwich? Yes please.
Early morning grogginess soon turns to attentively packing the truck.
Really hoping we get to burn today.
If we have to fell trees instead, though, I'm equally happy.
Currently driving to our project site; getting in last minute snoozes before we begin service.
On the drive we're sitting in companionable silence--thinking, planning, reflecting.
Roll up to the project site and we're ready to cut.
Put on our chaps.
Stihl Ur Girl, Jabba the Cut, or Sawcrates? I'll take Jabba.
Scrench? Check. Wedges? Check. Oops almost forgot a felling axe.
Thankful for my team.
Look out! Tree falling towards the road!
Out of the way and looking on as a giant snag snaps and hits the ground with a colossal, resounding bang.
Ughhh. I'm out of gas in the middle of my cut.
I think it's time to take lunch.
Sitting in the sun on the side of a road. No place I'd rather be.

 Wren and her team, from left to right: Andy Clubb, Wren Wells, Jane Kersch, Matt Farrington, and Megan Paynton. Photo by Eli Hacker. 

Wren and her team, from left to right: Andy Clubb, Wren Wells, Jane Kersch, Matt Farrington, and Megan Paynton. Photo by Eli Hacker.