Monday, September 29, 2008

Forestry Club Gives Demo and History Lesson at Haywood Fairgrounds

On Friday, Forestry Club and Lumberjack team members put on a demonstration and talked about forest history with Haywood County elementary school kids. Axe-throwing was, of course, a highlight and club members Bill Sweeney and Christine Litton were right on target!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

HCC's Axe Masters

As the 2008 Cradle of Forestry Draws nearer, the practice field is alive with the "thuds", "dings", "clanks", and "knocks" associated with axe-throw practice--especially when misthrown axes bounce and careen off of various objects NEAR the target. Here are a few clips ending in the soft and sweet "thump" sound of a well-directed throw.

Bill Sweeney's patented 1-armed viking hurl.

Frank Potts hits axe targets and hornets nests with stunning accuracy.

Kelly Farmer shows the guys up with a solid bulls eye.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Forestry Club meeting schedule change

Tomorrow's FC meeting is cancelled due to it being in direct conflict with a scheduled academic clinic. Frank and the board have set a new day, as this clinic will be meeting every week henceforth, but will be keeping the same scheduled time. Starting next week, the new meeting day will be Monday still at noon in room 309/310. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to respond here, or see Frank, John, Andrew, or Ethan.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Forestry Club at Back to School Blast

The HCC Forestry Club and Woodsmen's Team set up a booth and timbersports demonstrations at HCC's "Back to School Blast". Club officers were on hand to talk to other students about the forestry program and members of the woodsmen's team put on a "clinic" on crosscut sawing and chopping. Members also tried their skills on a mechanical bull that SGA had on site for the event.

Club officers Jon Ward and Frank Potts manned an info table which highlighted the history of western NC forestry and HCC's natural resources programs.

Nathan "Junior" Edwards takes on the bull!

Ward and Guffey demo crosscut sawing.

Judge and Braxton race with DUI goggles.