Days before the trees were scheduled to come down I read this poem by Margaret Gibson titled Solitudes. I wanted to memorize it, it begins:
"For today, I will memorize the two trees, now in end of summer light". Then I had to snap some photos showing them in end of summer light.
They were beautiful trees and I cried to see them go.
Chris Davis and Steve
Chris had access to a skidder which he brought over to help with the tree removal. The power company attached cables high in the trees and Steve and Chris attached the other end through a giant block to the skidder, insuring that the trees would fall where they were supposed to.
Luckily all went exactly as planned and the trees fell where they were supposed to, and not on the house.
I don't know who enjoyed it more, the kids or the parents!
Steve and Chris and the skidder (which Chris operated) quickly got the trees bucked up and out of the road. One car came as all this was going on, and only had to wait about 5 minutes before the road was clear again. The whole process took about two and a half hours from electric lines dropped to road cleared. Of course there was still plenty of clean up to do.
Chris, Steve and neighbor Dan relaxing afterwards, plenty of time for clean up later!
The wood fence in front of my house has needed replacing for awhile but it was impractical to replace it until the trees came down. So finally it was torn down but first we had to build a temporary fence to keep the dogs in. I'm not showing photos of that.
entrance to the fenced yard before work began.
Neighbor Dan came and helped with fence building
Now to bring in our firewood. One of these days I hope to get back into the studio for serious work. I've been puttering at odd moments, I'll show what I've done in another post.
Can't go without a gratuitous pet photo!
So until next time,