These go back to Thanksgiving weekend, when the blizzard was just starting to hit. Normally I would have cropped them, but you can get a sense of how much the wind was blowing around this poor blue jay!
While doing my rounds, I noticed something about the storm damage to one of our elms that I hadn't before. I simply didn't stop to look, since it's still to wet and snowy to start cleaning the damage up, until today while doing my morning rounds. This branch here isn't just broken. It's broken off … Continue reading A few interesting things today
Today turned out to be too cold and damp to do the mowing between the trees I cleared last year, that I hoped to do today. I thought I might be able to at least use my reciprocating saw to cut some of the smaller stumps of trees I took down last year to ground … Continue reading Clean up: west fence line and maple grove
Yesterday, when it looked like the predicted thunderstorms were actually going to pass over us, we shut down our computers and enjoyed the show. We didn't get anything too severe, so it turned out to be unnecessary, but why take chances? 😀 We did get some wonderful, much needed rain, though! First up, here is … Continue reading Catch up time
This morning, after dropping my daughter off at work, I immediately headed out to do some work by the main gate before things got too hot. I was already too late. Still, there were some things I really wanted to get done before heading in. One was to take out some bushes near the ditch … Continue reading This and that and kitty cat
Photo heavy post ahead. 😀 It's about 6 months later than we meant to have it done, but done it is! The trees are now clear from the power lines and the roof. I was really, really excited to see the chipper they brought in. Just look at that monster! I asked about it, and … Continue reading Tree work done!
While walking around the trees in the west yard (because we can do that now!), I took a rake to the bottom of some of the tree stumps that are all over the place. The taller ones, to prepare them for when we can cut them close to the ground. Other, old and rotting ones, … Continue reading Absorbed
Yes!!! It is finally done! The maple grove/west yard trees are now finally cleared, trimmed and cleaned up. After this, there will just be the basic maintenance to be taken care of in this area for the rest of the year. Aside from maybe trimming the tall stumps, if we get a full size chainsaw … Continue reading Clean up: west yard trees – FINISHED!
We had another cooler day today; after this it's supposed to heat up again, so I took advantage of it to continue in the west yard trees. I am so close to being finished here (I've decided not to do the rest of the fence line itself for now), I'm getting excited, because it means … Continue reading Clean up; west fence area trees
After dropping my daughter off at work this morning (and a quick visit to the beach), I continued clearing the west fence line, working away from the fire pit area. When I did my evening walk around the yard last night, there was still enough light to rake up the dead leaves and twigs where … Continue reading Clean Up, West fence line