Look, I still fit in to my old Airforce work dress, and no belt required :-)
Done. Yard clean up, ready to make a mess...
Next up to plate was cutting down some trees. Some diseased, some in the way, some barely alive.
This operation should had taken me a week at least, but thankfully I had help.
Today we had Jean's brother Dennis over for the day to cut down some trees around our property.
We had a few in mind but for now, the priority are the ones in the way of my fencing and the new deck.
The first to come down was that poor tortuous white birch by the old deck
Then if we had time, the plan was to cut down a couple trees that are either sick or in pretty sad shape. At the rate he was cutting and bucking, it took no time at all to get it all done...
It only took him a few hours, I always enjoy watching experience at work.
Where is my I.C. helmet ? :-)
I think I need a bigger fire pit :-)
That poor tree is sick and in the way of a future driveway
Down it went
That spruce get damaged every winter, loosing limbs to high winds.
Down it went. It will also let more sun on the small maple to its right
That tree was loaded with cones at the top
The post on the left is my property line
I can almost see through 200 ft away, well almost
I salvaged a few trunks for turning into lumber, hopefully. I wanted to have a mementoes of these trees. Now I need a friend with a saw mill, hopefully portable :-)
On this site a future archway and picket fence
The two logs I kept, both maple.
Rudy in pics for scale :-)
Now I have room for my future shed.
Property line is tree line in background
On this site future outdoor dining room
But for now, my priorities are to clean up the yard, once more...
The scene tonite
Meanwhile we are still getting temps in the single low digits at night but no more frost warnings... yet...
Bob, tired but happy with progress. A big thank you to Dennis