Beth wants to do a ten day forest retreat soon, but because it can flood we decided to make a platform that she can put her tent on safely. Later I’ll make the platform into a small A-frame house so retreats can be done more easily without a tent.
We found a nice spot that didn’t have any dangerous looking branches overhead. I cleared the area and made some poles to put the platform on, but then I got delayed with finishing the new wood storage.
It turned out it was very lucky I got delayed because right in the middle of the time Beth would have been doing her retreat there, a large tree fell straight over the area right on top of the front two poles!!!
After I started clearing it all away I found that actually if Beth had been there she wouldn’t have been harmed because the small tree that we’d left in front of the area had diverted the main heavy falling wood away from the where the platform wood have been! It would have been a real scare but it looks like no damage would have been done. None of the poles had been damaged by the incident.
Finally I got all of the fallen tree cleared away and got back to work – you can see the small protecting tree to the left in the picture below 🙂