Tab Content
  • Bermy's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Two jobs this week,one BIG eucalyptus...will post some pics later in the other thread...no adverse effects one the repaired shoulder which makes me very happy. We went up to the Inland Fisheries open day in the highlands, they've been stripping trout and raising fingerlings there for 90 years to stock the lakes, good show all around, cool to see how it all works, ate BBQ eel, salmon pie and bought some possum fur mittens, supposed to be really warm, apparently possum fur is hollow.
    54212 replies | 1524975 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    The best saw is the saw that does the job you need it to do. Yesterday my best saw was the 150t...nothing else got a look in, 200t too heavy, 260 too big...but tomorrow, might need the 461.
    29 replies | 621 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Don't feel bad fellas, I get the pop eye 'YOU are the climber' all the time, not only silver hair but a woman!!!
    185 replies | 3484 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Wow, what ride in 6 years! Glad you have come out the other side intact :) Good you came back here, get used to Jim (he only has one tree) we let him join the club.
    47 replies | 1186 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    My hubby's mum had a stroke, right side paralyzed.. we took care of her in house for a month before the family could arrange for her to get back to Canada where she was from into a good home in her hometown. I have MUCH respect for those aged care workers who have a vocation for their job, to remain caring and considerate in very trying circumstances. When I go to physio for my shoulder, they all are amazed at how far along I came so quickly, being fit (and motivated) is crucial, at 6 weeks they were telling me they had people at 12 weeks who were not even doing what I was, so stay FIT young'uns...am I allowed to say than now I've passed 50? Also all the dire predictions of awful pain did not eventuate, sure it was sore but not what they had set me up to believe it would be!
    185 replies | 3484 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Petzl Pantin Failure in Gear Forum
    I have a green Pantin, had it for years, only really started using it when I switched to SRT, its fine. I bought a Camp Turbo, used it for a while then went back to my pantin.
    36 replies | 828 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    When I hear a drone over our place I get irritated too. We are in a small very pretty village so sometimes the real estate people use them for taking pictures of houses for sale. I dunno, it just seems...I dunno...I don't like it if I don't know who or why its up there. In Bermuda if you don't 'speak' when walking past someone or entering a room it is considered bad manners. A nod, a 'good morning or afternoon', hello...you have to say something!
    54212 replies | 1524975 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    ^^^^ yup! I spent four years working in a College, I lost my temper once in a meeting...people walked a circle around me for a little while after that. Then I got made redundant and heaving a huge sigh of relief I went back outside to the fresh air. It was great while I was actually teaching but once it got more administrative and political...it was no fun anymore. Nice job Buddy, tree's down, money in your pocket :)
    74 replies | 1211 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    :thumbup:
    185 replies | 3484 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Haha!!! ^^^^:lol::lol:
    42 replies | 840 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Happy Birthday for Saturday Paul! Welcome to the club :) When I look around and look at the general agility and fitness level of people my age, I'm often shocked. Overweight, out of breath, tending towards sedentary lifestyles...I firmly believe that how you start out is how you will trend as age progresses. They key is taking care of the body and to our detriment that is something we don't do well enough in our younger years because that's when we believe we are immortal! So yes, it comes back to bite later, but adding strength and flexibility exercises and eating well helps get us through it.
    185 replies | 3484 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Dangerous species in Climbing Forum
    Good catch Stig, arbo who hasn't quite got the hang of felling yet. He'd get hauled out pronto for sticking his head that close to the back of a cut up tree, the BC is precisely one of the reasons not to do it. He's so lucky to get out of the way of the trunk when it came thumping down!
    68 replies | 1487 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    That guy and his foot push...and under the leaning stump, and getting his order of cuts back to front on the stump release, and no PPE, and the dude swaggering about with no PPE and a fag in his mouth...oh so professional
    5967 replies | 378831 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Reprint! I'd love to have one :)
    294 replies | 18111 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    I can agree with this Jay! I am slowly getting back into work now after 4 months off. Before my 'break' my hands were really sore, fingers and wrists. All that is gone now. I changed up my diet a bit too, trying to reduce acid producing foods, to reduce inflammation, taking turmeric tablets...it seems to be helping. Being generally active all your life really helps when you have to take time off for aches and pains or surgery, seems that when getting back to work, yes those muscles that have been idle for a while creak and complain, but I am finding that the recovery cycle is getting shorter quickly. Last week when I did a full on work climb and I was sore and tired after about three hrs, needed a bit of a massage and some heat that evening, but next morning I felt pretty good. I was lifting rescue tools Monday and Tuesday for a training seminar and pulled up fine on Wednesday, no aches, so that stored 'muscle memory' seems to be kicking in. I reckon as we get older, the emphasis on good diet and maintaining strength and flexibility, recovery cycles from overuse or injury (sleep, physio etc.) is very important to maintaining the ability to work productively well into our later years. No longer the work all day, party hard (or play sports) late nights and bound up the next morning bright and early...that just doesn't work any more!
    185 replies | 3484 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Fallen Yucca in Tree Care and Health
    Haha!! Jomo and Butch have pretty much hit it on the head for recovering a Yucca. Almost bombproof.
    14 replies | 395 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Vermeer BC700XL Chipper. in Gear Forum
    Yeah, bring a bit of. Cash for little things and leave the plastic at home!
    18 replies | 380 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    At Agfest today and tomorrow...massive field day event, got to speak to the manufacturer of my chipper, the actual owner, builder,head mechanic. We sorted out a lot of the small things that have not been quite right with my second hand unit..he was very happy to help. Then just wandering about looking at everything from old steam engine to the latest biggest shiniest of just about everything for the farm, for camping, for eating...bliss. We are going to help our friend Eddie the chainsaw carver tomorrow,hand out cards and hang out,watching him turn a block of wood into a work of art, he's pretty amazing.
    54212 replies | 1524975 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Vermeer BC700XL Chipper. in Gear Forum
    We've been at Agfest today, massive field days event, the manufacturer of my chipper Chipstar has a stand so we went along to talk to them. Met the owner who is also the builder and head mechanic, I showed him pictures of my 150 MX and he was happily able to talk me through setting it up properly,the pulse emission counter it probably not set right,which leads to the revcounter not displaying correctly, going to set that them he'll talk us through setting the autofeed properly, and. By the way, the knives in it are too small. He was very happy to help us get everything right and will even send us the hydraulic schematics. Pretty nice of him considering my unit is a long time from being sold out of his factory! I had tried in vain to getthis info before over the phone, face to face did the trick! It was with the $50 entry fee to the show just to meet them and talk
    18 replies | 380 view(s)
  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Dangerous species in Climbing Forum
    Ditto Limbrat....I HATE date palms, 4-6" thorns and dusty dirty, Washingtonia palms, thorns like an overgrown sugoi...fan palms with rats nests, poincianas can be a bit iffy, very wobbly and snappy, especially in winter.
    68 replies | 1487 view(s)
More Activity

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
4,322
Posts Per Day
1.31
General Information
Last Activity
11 Hours Ago
Join Date
05-03-2008
Referrals
1