Friday, March 19, 2010

Timberrrrrrr!

We had a very productive day today, and a nice visit as well. Last year I had cleared a new spot for our garden, and thought it was just fine until the trees in the chicken yard leafed out and shaded it more than half the day.  Those trees are now history. Well, actually they are firewood.

The ash trees  were skinny saplings growing at the edge of our barn when we bought the place in 1987, and we left them alone, eventually using them for a shaded chicken yard. The chickens are out of luck now, my friends.
 
My brother-in-law G brought up his chain saw, since our big one is out of commission. The largest trunk was more than a foot in diameter (that's across, right?) and two more were just slightly smaller. We removed the chain link fence and the trees all fell exactly where planned, in between the fence posts. (That doesn't always happen, believe me).


The weather was lovely, up to 60, and my folks had good seats for supervising. I know they both wish they could be helping.

Oh, J took down the clothesline as a precaution, since we are moving that as well. We have a small electric chainsaw, so J and I worked on the smaller branches and G and #5 teamed up on the bigger ones. And I was helping, but I also had to take the pictures, therefore you will have to take my word for it.

Doesn't that look like he should be saying " You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?"  *  

* No parents were harmed in the downing of these trees. They were not allowed to use any tools nor tote branches, bales or barges.


1 comment:

In Real Life said...

Wow! It looks like you have such a gorgeous spot! Beautiful weather too!