chainsaws, except I didn’t have to participate!! I have a shed in the middle of a few of the pastures with feed bins and where I store blankets, halters, grooming supplies, etc. There were a couple of dead trees, one fairly large, next to the shed that needed to be dealt with. Since we could work away with our chainsaws for a year just trying to clean up trees that have already fallen over we were having a hard time getting excited about pulling over even more trees.
On top of that Jason and I are notorious for having a million unexpected problems occur when we are working away at our home/farm improvement projects. I just knew if we tried to pull the tree closest to the shed over we would end up flattening the shed and ourselves in the process. We almost tackled it ourselves, and even had the trusty Kubota utility vehicle loaded up with chain saws, rope, and a logging chain. We put the bucket back on the front loader of the tractor and had it ready for service. Finally one of us (me) heard the voice of reason that was desperately trying to tell us this was a bad idea. So I called a tree service and happily took pictures while they dealt with these two trees. Of course since Jason and I were only bystanders everything went perfectly and it didn’t even take very long.
Ready with ropes to make sure the branch fell in the right direction