Since I had way more important things to do this Sunday morning I decided to set up the rig and record some large logs being dropped. These logs were on the lower part of the property and I have to eventually move them up closer to the barn so I can cut them to length, split and stack them in the shed. But, before that could happen they needed to be recorded, I only want to move them once.
I set up the mics (Sanken CSS-5, AT-835ST and Sony PCM-D1) at the bottom of the hill I dug out a few months back. I positioned my John Deere tractor on the upper part of the hill so I could have at least 12 feet of drop. The logs were heavy so I could only pick up and drop 2 at a time.
It was a little windy, cars were driving by and the neighbors decided that since I was recording they would start their chainsaws and cut firewood for the winter. Bummer, delayed. I waited about an hour and finally had my chance. I got some pretty good recordings I think given the situation.