We took the Jeep into the BAYFIELD GARAGE at 8 this morning & it ended up being there all day & should be ready to go sometime Thursday morning. Needed some extra work which I was not surprised about with some of the rough & tumble desert Jeep drives we have been on over the last few years. Universal Joints, Brake rotors, & one drum had to be machined etc. That Jeep has really been good to us so we don't mind spending a few dollars on it. It’s gotta last me till I’m a hundred & five.
GORD MANOEUVRES HIS BUCKET INTO PLACE TO BEGIN WORKING ON THE TREES BEHIND HIM
Busied myself after our morning walk with trimming some more small trees & shrubs. A job I should have been doing all along but never kept up with it. No problem, I have a sharp new blade in my Bow Saw & I’m ready to rip. Tree cutter Gord rolled in about 11:30 & the rest of my day was helping with the 2 troublesome pine trees in our back yard. Gord goes up in the big machine, cuts off all the branches & drops them to the ground. My job is picking up all those branches & piling them in our driveway. Had I had the Jeep today I would have just loaded the branches into the utility trailer & hauled everything away. I will do that Thursday when we get the Jeep back. Gord then starts from the top of the stripped pine tree & cuts off 2 & 3 foot sections of trunk & drops them to the ground. So right now the trees are stripped bare & about 20 feet of the tops are off. Gord is going to be away for a few days so the next phase of our tree saga will be using ropes & pulleys to lower the heavier chunks of tree trunks to the ground as they are cut. Maybe next week. Oh, & I got some living room windows cleaned between hauling pine branches too, put away some more summer lawn ornaments, & put away a couple water hoses for the winter. I think we got a couple Pheeber walks in there somewhere too:))
IT’S THE 2 TREES ON THE LEFT THAT ARE COMING DOWN & YOU CAN SEE THEIR CLOSE PROXIMITY TO OUR GARDEN SHED
LOTS OF PINE BRANCHES TO PICK UP & PILE…I’LL BE BUSY THURSDAY MORNING HAULING ALL THIS AWAY
GORD TIES A ROPE ON THE PIECE TO BE CUT
HE THEN CUTS IT & THE ROPE PREVENTS IT FROM FALLING WHERE IT SHOULDN’T…GORD THEN UNTIES THE ROPE & IS ABLE TO TOSS THE SMALL LOG DOWN TO A DESIGNATED SPOT FOR ME TO PICK UP
Forgot to include a Blog Site for our latest Blog Follower in Tuesday night’s post. You can find Mary-Pat at BUTTERFLIES & HEART SONGS. Now here’s another one of those great Gals out there on the road doing it on her own. I always have the greatest admiration for ladies with this kind of free RVing spirit.
NO THAT IS NOT A BIG WHITE FUZZY CATERPILLAR WITH PHEEBS, IT’S JUST HER LITTLE PAL RASCAL FROM DOWN THE ROAD
I do have to agree with the Guest’s logic in our Shout Box when they say, “
If you don't like what Google's doing then don't use it”. That’s very true & so far I have chosen not to use the Google+ stuff but every once & awhile I get myself in a stew figuring I had better try to catch onto the coat tails of this newer technology before I am left so far behind I’ll wake up one morning & find myself in the dark ages. I do like some of Google’s stuff so I will just continue to use that which I like & understand. And I will continue to grumble whenever I attempt to figure out something new. It’s just my impatient nature:))
SO THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE IN OUR BACKYARD NOW UNTIL GORD COMES BACK TO FINISH TAKING THE REST OF THE TREES DOWN
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Doctor, I think I'm a moth"
"You think you're a moth?" "Yes"
"Well I think we'd better get you over to see the Psychiatrist"
"Actually, I was on my way down there but I noticed your light was on."
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.
That's a lot of limbs to haul away. I like the bucket your guy works from. When our sweet gum cam down the guy climbed the tree with ropes and spike boots. It was scary watching him.ReplyDelete
Looks like Pheebs and Rascal have in interesting scent they're checking out.
I love the picture that is on your header!!ReplyDelete
You are sure keeping busy, actually I like the fall clean up, makes me feel like I am putting the garden to bed.
That is a lot of tree clearing, are you trying to make it the Az house with a great view of the night sky?ReplyDelete
I've never seen trees brought down this way but guess they are too close to the buildings to just drop.ReplyDelete
Nice that you are getting those trees cleaned up and a bit of sunshine can come through.ReplyDelete
Like you said all this new computer stuff can be confusing, but I have been sorting through it slowly, one step at a time. Slowly getting the hang of it.
Aren't you afraid that one of the big trees end up falling on your house now that the supporting comrades have been chopped down? That would be my concern. Luckily the trees around our house are far enough away.ReplyDelete