Monday, June 29, 2009

For the Ladies......

Well we did it.
We all spent another year at the log show in support of Brad-Amber's husband-and we were not disappointed.
(Again, for those of you who need a refresher about our town's annual log show, please refer to the links on this post)

(Above is Timber the Clown making his grand entrance)

Saturday was really warm, with the temperatures rising into the 80's, which may not sound that bad, but they were running in the 50's the week before, so that was quite the increase. (Was that just a run-on sentence??? LOL!!!)
(Above are two competitors in the log rolling competition)

Sunday was somewhat kinder, in that the weather alternated between cloudy and sunny, with temps finally reaching the upper 70's. Needless to say, even though I slathered sunscreen on myself, I got a doozy of a sunburn on Saturday; however by Sunday morning, it had turned into a nice tan.

(Above is Brad and another competitor taking off in a choker setting race)

Unfortunately, the top of my head burnt on both days, and I now have blisters on the top of my head. It hurts really bad, and I am so mad at myself for letting that happen. Thankfully, just me and Kevin burnt, as I religiously applied sunscreen to the kidlets, who don't even look like they were in the sun. Go figure!
(Above is a competitor either ascending or descending the 75 foot pole)

Now...this is a family blog, so I will watch my self, but let me be the first to say that even though I think a lot of the guys around here-and I am not just talking about the loggers-are hicks, these guys looked damn fine all dressed up in their logging duds, and you would have to be 1/2 dead to not be affected by the smell of bar oil, sawdust, sweat, and men. (Wasn't it you, Chelsi, that wrote about that in one of your older posts?)(Above are some competitors-including my brother-in-law Brad-warming up for the hot saw competition)

Yes, I could sit there all day and daydream about one of those guys sweeping me off of my feet and.....ahem....I will leave the rest to your!!!! (Sorry Kevin!!) (Above is a close-up of one of the crowd favorite's arms)

Now just so you all know, the pictures just do not do these guys any justice. You would have to be there to see what I am talking about, and Chelsi, I was thinking about you and what a good time you would have had the whole time. :0(Above is a group of guys getting ready to compete with their unlimited hot saw. These saws are powered by various high powered engines, such as V-8 car engines, motorcycle engines, truck get the idea!)

You know what they say about the size of a man's chainsaw, don't you???? LOL!!!! (Did I really just say that??????)
And last but not least, I took a couple of videos for all of you to watch, and I apologize that they are sideways. They are not that way on my computer, but for some reason, when I loaded them onto Blogger, they flipped over. Does that always happen with video???

Below is a video of Brad competing in the horizontal block chop-which he won by the way....

Next we have two competitors competing in a tree topping competition, where they climb a 75 foot tree, set up, saw the top off, and then come back down. These guys did not go as fast as they did in the earlier race, because this was the second time they had been up, and it was about 2:00-thus very hot!-at this point.

Lastly we have the guys coming down. Don't they look cool??? I was able to put on Brad's climbing gear and climb about 25 feet up a tree, and it is NOT easy. Your thighs feel like they are on fire. Good job guys!!.

Again....sorry for the videos uploaded so lopsided!


oregonsunshine said...

Ok, Mellie, I'm ready to guess again at where you may live.

Does it start with an "E" and end with a "W"? Or maybe it's neighbor that is two words and the intials would be "B.D."? Am I close?

Paint Girl said...

That looked like so much fun! I have never been to one of those before. But always thought they'd be interesting!
And those chain saws with the car engines? OMG! My other half would love one of those!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

I always thought those would be fun to watch. My cousin...a very teeny, tiny girl used to compete in some of those competitions. Then she went and bought herself a bigger pair of "girls" and that was the end of it-LOL.

Love the new header(hope it hasn't been up too long-it's been awhile since I have been able to make my rounds:)

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

You are my hero! Bless your heart...I do believe I'm in love. LOL *sigh* Dang! Third picture...guy in the red THOSE are some sweet-mother-of-all-logger-arms! Or maybe 8 pictures down...guy in the white shirt...with the rather large Stihl... *blush*

My friend, thank you.

And yes, chainsaw oil, sawdust and a mans sweat is the sexiest scent in the world!

I love my DB!!!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Thanks for sharing. That competition looks like a lot of fun and eye candy to boot!

Also, I love your vertically challenged videos. I can turn my monitor, no problem. But really, they were very cool!

Carolynn said...

That looks like a fun day. These guys move so fast, it's wonder they don't chop something important off.

I'm with you...there's something about all that testosterone in the air that sets my heart all a flutter.

A Joyful Chaos said...

My husband would love to attend an event like this. Unfortunately he is kept too busy doing actual logging to have time to enjoy a few days off.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

This sort of event is such an interesting regional thing. I never knew they existed. Trees..especially the ones that make those huge logs don't exist in huge numbers in New Mexico.

I was giggling at the positioning of that HUGE chainsaw that guy was...ahem...holding. lol!
Now...THAT was sort of sexy in a disturbing sort of way. lol!

I'm grateful for my laptop. It's no problem watching sideways videos. hehe!

I'm now wondering if Advil and Icy Hot are two of the major sponsors of this event. Those logger dudes have got to be SO sore the next day. Wow!


Melanie said...

Oregonsunshine-You clever girl, you!!! Yes, I live just across the river from the town that starts with an "E" and ends with a "W." My town starts with a "B" and ends with a "Y."

Paint Girl-Those unlimited hotsaws are always the male crowd pleaser. :)

BEC-That's cool about your cousin. Our log show won't let women compete. How is that for a "good ole' boys club??

Chelsi-(big smile) I knew you would appreciate this post. :) That guy in the red shirt is my!!!! He does have huge arms, doesn't he???

Val-I am glad that you were able to turn your monitor. I was so mad that the videos loaded sideways....

Carolynn-LOL!!! One year a guy accidentally drove his ax right into hos shin-not a pretty sight!

Joyful Chaos-Thanks for stopping by. Where do you live? Most of the logging companies around here have shut down or moved their business elsewhere.

Lisa-LOL!!! Yes, Advil and IcyHot are in high demand after log show weekend. It takes my brother-in-law about two days to recover, and you should see the blisters he got while chopping those logs. (And there is something sexy about that man and his chainsaw...teeheehee!!!)

oregonsunshine said...

LOL! My next guess was going to be the town that starts with "B" and ends in "Y". I haven't been there in a long, long time! It's a very cute town.

Andrea said...

OH my goodness!! HOw awesome is that??? I would have LOVED to have been there with you!! There is just something about "dirty" men working hard with saws and such that is just HOT!! Dang girl!!! And those men climbing those poles freaked me out!! That is so HIGH up there!! I am so afraid of heights. Looks like it was a blast!