Although we didn’t expect to cut down any more trees until September the boys had some sudden spare time and stopped by today. We had them remove a few additional trees to allow more light into the garden.
Turns out that we were lucky we did. Take a look at how rotten this one was.
I was originally going to drop these trees myself. I’m glad I choose not to, that trunk would have made for a sketchy hinge. Besides, just look at the precision these guys have.
That’s six trees dropped parallel to each other. Nice work!
It has been smokin’ hot the last two days…finally. The locals have been calling this month Junuary as it has been much cooler than normal.
Yesterday working in the yard I was amazed to see how dry it is already, even after cloudy and drizzly days all last week. The forest floor is VERY crunchy. I expect the fire chief will be putting us into morning shift any day now, where no power equipment can be used after 12PM. I still have two fallen trees to buck up for firewood, so I better get to them in the next day or two or they will sit there until October.
The weather is not the only hot thing. The ongoing gong show we call the USA has been getting hotter too. Watching MSNBC the other day Kelly and I both had the exact same thought. Do you?
We’ve been looking suspiciously at a tree beside the driveway for a couple years now, wondering about the wisdom of leaving it there. It is weeping sap all the way up the trunk and has a worrisome lean toward the house.
We decided to remove it and at the same times take down six others to made more room for a couple of fruit trees we are planting. The fallers came today and made fairly quick work of the task.