Sunday, June 15, 2008

Firewood from our Fallen Tree

After taking care of the long skinny branches, of which there were too many for us to count, we started in on the huge limbs, and this is the result:


The top half of this is from the tree:

And we had just been saying to ourselves, we'll need to start bringing wood home to split for next fall . . .

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cleaning up the Fallen Tree

We're hoping the tree will live despite the damage. We knew we needed to remove some of the lower limbs, especially one that hangs over the roof a bit. Oh well.









So many small branches on this willow oak!

The main trunk had a secondary trunk, I guess, and that's what fell during a rain storm. It took three other huge limbs with it.







Needless to say, we have a head start on firewood for next winter.

Poor tree. It was really beautiful and full. I expect it will fill out, but it will take time.

When Trees Go Bad

I came home Tuesday night from jazz classes with Emily and pulled into the drive to see this:





Amazingly it didn't hit the house or the fence!


And in daylight.


I'll post another article with the cleanup effort.

So What Else Happened That Day?

I said there was more, and it was quite the highlight of the day. You might ask yourself, why is that man wearing an ace bandage around his ankle? Good question! When he was lowering the pump jack, the release was stuck, and he shifted his feet around.

Then all of a sudden it released, and the jack part, that sticks out and you would put your foot in to raise the jack, slammed down across the side of his shin. He was not happy. He yelled quite a bit. He was in the air and couldn't throw things.

He ended up on the couch for 3 hours with ice gel packs wrapped to his leg to keep the swelling and pain down. Then he went back to work. But if he took the ice off and stood, it really hurt more, so he kept it on.

And finished the siding. :) That's my guy! But it was swollen for several days and hurt like the dickens. Then the blood started draining around his foot. He had an x-ray done and the dr said there was nothing remarkable about it, other than a nick in his shin higher up, which would be from the chain saw incident. Which is another story I may have blogged about on PoMoyemu. Not sure. But it's a good one. Oh yeah--I did, it's toward the bottom of the post I linked.