PALMYRA - When you think of pulling trees out of the woods, you probably imagine it being done with large machinery and logs trucks. Well two local brothers are keeping that task a bit more old-fashioned. Our Erin Thomas has the story.
It all started with their father...now Tyler Norris and his brother, Garth, have taken over the tradition- using their draft horses to haul firewood off the family's 150 acres.
Tyler's been working with the horses for six years...with their best winter yet in 2009- pulling in 100 cord of wood. They did have a little more help back then, before they lost their dad, three years ago.
Now that Tyler's in charge of caring for Kate, Olivia, and Katie- it's not just wood these girls are hauling anymore. Tyler started offering horse-drawn sleigh rides this winter.
The brothers hope that the recent snowfall will allow for a few more weekends of sleigh rides at the farm. If you're interested in going for a ride, you can visit their Facebook page
or call 416-8132.
Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School. While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant. In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology. When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state. She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!