Saturday, November 12, 2022


First of all, I did not sleep well last night because I kept thinking about all the work that had to be done today.  Luckily we had no rain.

Chores as usual.

Scott was on the job a little after 9:30, starting with the butternut tree branches hanging over the driveway.

After that he moved to the front of the house where he took down three trees and another dead pine.
It sure looks bare and we are going to have to get creative in the spring.
It's been a long time coming.

I cut and pasted this from my FB post so I would not have to write it again, but it summarizes our day.

It takes a village. Family, friends and neighbors. Thanks to Scott and all helping, 5 trees were taken down, 3 were trimmed, the two by the arena had over 12 feet taken off, the Town truck was loaded to capacity, Ed's truck was loaded to capacity and the rest was chipped! All this was done between 9:30 and 3:15 with a lunch break in between. At first we thought our crew consisted of Gary, Jenny, Scott, Cooper, Alan (Janet's son) and me. Then Don (Janet's husband) arrived and Cooper called in 2 friends as Jen realized what a big job this was and we needed more help. As if that was not enough, our neighbors saw all the activity and came over to join in the fun....with chain saws and another big truck. Janet arrived after her Judo event and helped us getherdone! Gary and I could not be more appreciative to have help like this. Thank you so much....Jen, Scott, Cooper, Alan, Don, Annette, Ed, Janet, Francis and Kaiden.🌳🌲🌳🌲🌳We could not have accomplished all this without you.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

While the crew was working like crazy, Little Wonder and I drove to several places gathering food for lunch.
When we got back to the farm everyone took a break and chowed.
Prior to that we were dragging all the debris over near the chipper or to the Town truck for it to be removed on Monday.

Some serious pruning is going to have to be done in front of the indoor.  I am very unhappy that we were asked (by our insurance company) to take these two trees down.  I negotiated to turn them into "shrubs" and they said it was ok.

Many hands make light joke.

Cooper and his pals, Francis and Kaiden, really came through for us.  And let me just say that it was not easy for them to keep up with Jenny....the dynamo.

So relieved to have all this work done.
Very dark this afternoon....almost looks like rain again.
Tucked the ponies in a few minutes early.

Night all.



Nancy J said...

The indoor doorway looks so different, maybe the remaining bottoms can be pruned to a lovely cone shape like the one on the side wall, or plant something else altogether. What a troupe of helpers.The chipper is a great invention, and after a few runs with the mower, it will all look great again. Sleep well !!!!!

Val Ewing said...

That looks great! Now I have to get someone to cut some trees up. Harder to get it done out here. No one wants to help clean it up.

SmartAlex said...

Shortening them to shrub height was an inspired idea!

Anonymous said...

I thought of you with the rain the day before and how all the heavy equipment was on your beautiful lawn. It looks like Scott and Jenny have got it all down keeping it going and cleaned up for you as it was a very big job. And all the friends who pitched in.
By spring you will have a plan to make it all blend again. I still can’t believe an insurance company can demand this here and yet you look at what FL looks like after two storms and I wonder what they have been told for insurance. Kathy

Sandra said...

Wonderful to have your village of helping hands! This was a huge job and they seemed very efficient.