I was feeling a little bit housebound and decided to fell a few spruce trees. I had a small window of good weather and jumped on it.
|I had not planned on dropping this tree across the perimeter fence.|
Let me help you out with some close ups.
That is a Bald Faced Hornet's nest. According the the Schmidt Pain Rating, the sting of a Bald Face Hornet:
Bald Faced HornetPain Scale Rating: 2.0
Duration of pain: 3-4 minutes
How the sting feels: Rich, hearty, slightly crunchy. Similar to getting your hand mashed in a revolving door.
Bald Face Hornets are not nearly as aggressive as Yellow Jackets. And given the rainy/blowy weather most of the hornets were in the nest and chose not to fly around. But I decided that God was telling me to take a break from chain sawing.