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
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!
The girls and I made a trip into the city today, and when we got back, I made sure to visit the mamas and kittens in the sun room. Two of the kittens have their eyes open! The orange and white tabby does not, and I couldn't see the face of the tuxedo to tell … Continue reading I see you!
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
Before I move on to progress on the spruce grove, I thought I'd share these. This is the pile with most of what I cleaned up out of the west yard trees. There are also two more piles inside the maple grove itself, on the east side, near the garden shed, plus there is a … Continue reading All Piled Up