Saturday, July 31, 2010

Playing Paul Bunyon

Sandy and I don't want to be the type of guests that soak up hospitality and do nothing in return.  So in addition to cooking meals and Sandy making desserts, we have begun to help Diane and Jerry clear out the dead limbs on many of the pine trees on their property. Not only do the trees look better, but  by removing the dead branches up to six feet above ground, the risk of forest fire is greatly reduced.

 Here is a section of the woods that has not been cleared.

Sandy and I used a battery powered Saws-All and an adjustable pole saw to do the trimming.  Jerry used his chain saw to fell 14 trees.  We worked about four hours with time out for lunch.  The four us us are pretty dog tired. Sandy and I want to resume the work this coming week or longer until we've made a big impact.  
Sandy likes the power saw
And here is an area we cleared
I am actually falling asleep while putting this message together.  So I'll sign off and go take a nap.

Say tuned.   zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

1 comment:

  1. Thats hard work but it sure does look nice! I can see how the clearing would reduce the risk of fire!

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)