Of all the stuff that we ordered for fall planting this year, the garlic and the grape hyacinth were the two things I wanted. The rest were chosen by my daughters. Especially my younger daughter, who is really interested in flower gardening. No surprise that she was eager to get out there today, and plant … Continue reading Fall planting: snow crocus
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
Today is a day of all kinds of progress. And some not-progress. Some progress is happening as I write this, but that will get its own post. 😀 Progress: mowing in new places. After many delays, I was finally able to start mowing yesterday, only to have it start raining. Not that I'm complaining about … Continue reading Progress
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!
High winds last night. Lost the internet a few times. A bit of a storm, later on. Several times, I took a quick walk around the yard to check on things and picked up downed branches (one of the apple trees in the west yard lost a big one). I paused to take a short … Continue reading This is me, having a “heart attack”
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
This afternoon, I went back to the area in the maple grove I worked on last. Rather than working my way farther down the rows of trees, I focused on taking down dead and dying trees, pruning away lower branches, and so on. So here are the after pictures from before, and the after-after pictures … Continue reading After and after-after shots
I wrote up my last post while taking a hydration break from working in the maple grove. By the time I was done, I found myself nodding off at the keyboard. I figured lying down wouldn't be a bad idea. Three hours later... 😮 But, I've got it done as much as I can for … Continue reading Clean Up: Maple Grove, evening progress
We had some much more pleasant temperatures today, so I headed out to do some work in the maple grove this evening. After the tree care guy came to give us an estimate, I decided to focus first on clearing the old garden path. Whether we hire these guys, or the company coming to give … Continue reading Clean Up: Maple Grove, garden path