Clean up: finally moved the tree top

Before we moved out here, a tree in the spruce grove had fallen onto the fence. I have no idea when it happened, but it had to have been very recent. My older brother, spotting it, grabbed a bucksaw and cut the tree at the fence, then propped the fence wire up with a stick, … Continue reading Clean up: finally moved the tree top

Clean up: spruce grove, fence line, reaching the gate!

Though we had a trip into town for another medical appointment and some errands (since we were there, anyhow!) in the late morning, I decided I needed to finish clearing the fence line in the spruce grove today.  My siblings and I are working things out in regards to checking on our mother over the … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove, fence line, reaching the gate!

Clean up: spruce grove fence line, more progress, part two

After working my way through the first section, I realized the stuff I'd cleared away had hidden quite a bit.  So here are some before photos of the next section. (click on them to see them better) The little spruces were far enough from the fence that I found myself wondering, should I take them … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove fence line, more progress, part two

Clean up: spruce grove fence line, more progress, part one

The chilly weather we've had for the past few days has really got me wanting to finish this fence line along the spruce grove!  As long as I can clear to the driveway gate before winter, anything else is gravy! 🙂 I took a whole bunch of photos, so I'm splitting them into two posts … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove fence line, more progress, part one

Clean up: Spruce grove perimeter, reaching the fence!

It's been a while, but today I was able to continue working on the perimeter of the spruce grove.  I started off at the little maple I had stopped at, last time, and made it to the fence line. 😀 The last time I went through the area, looking ahead to what needed to be … Continue reading Clean up: Spruce grove perimeter, reaching the fence!

Clean up: spruce grove perimeter, down the line

I got another hour or two or work along the north side of the spruce grove.  I almost forgot to take a before picture, so the first one below was taken after I'd already removed one of the larger, low hanging branches in the first tree I worked on. This northern row of spruce trees … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove perimeter, down the line

Clean up: spruce grove perimeter, start

I got a few hours work on the spruce grove this morning/afternoon, and plan to head out again, but here's progress so far! I've started at the north west corner, where the stone cross is. This is more or less what we see out of our living room window.  I went farther into the underbrush … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove perimeter, start