Emerging from the barn next to a massive blue log-skidder, George Hawley grins beneath his cap as he surveys several enormous slices of timber that litter the nearby field.
The 75-year-old Hawley is undaunted by the difficulty of his work, given a passion he describes as “a fire in the belly.”
“How do I explain where my heart is?” he later asked.
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