I’ve been really busy the last month with limited time for blogging. It seems some trees had taken over my time. Dead ones that is. Huge ones like this oak. Actually, there were eight just like it that had given up the ghost in the last two years, probably due to “oak wilt” a fungus born disease. I had much experience clearing out dead trees to burn in the furnace in our old house next door. Then with several quite close to our new house in the woods, I opted to save big money by having a local tree service put them on the ground leaving me to cut up, clean up and dispose of the remains. And what a job that was…..
First I had to clear path thru some obnoxious buckthorn so the big truck lift could get into the backyard to deal with the dead oaks.
Then make a deal with a neighbor who gets the logs to heat his house while I get them cut up on the ground and hauled away. Fortunately Dewey has a tractor with a scissors fork lift that can lift and carry the giant logs next door to his property and a number of wagons to haul the smaller stuff.
Finally, there were mountains of branches to be cut up, twigs and leaves to rake up and all to be burned. That was my job. Busy Busy Busy. Maybe I'll go fishing next week....:)