Sunday, August 26, 2007

The long clean up...

Our clean up will be a long time coming. Saturday a neighbor came over with his chainsaw and worked all day just in one small area. He completely cut up 4 locust trees and 2 oak trees. He worked in a very small area ... we stacked his firewood for him to come and get after the ground got a bit drier.
Three men with chainsaws worked all day. We ran out of room to stack things for burning, so started a bonfire this morning and dumped 17 truck loads of tree tops, branches and wood onto it.
I can see a portion of the yard now after hubby took his skid steer and pushed more brush and wood back into the now naked forest.
The only sad part is that we lost a feeling of privacy. Our once gorgeous place that was surrounded by a beautiful forest looks ravaged.
This is going to take some getting used to.

I did try to find something positive in this. My west yard which was always in the shade will now be in the sun. So if my laundry will dry much faster on the clothesline!


Niki said...

That's why I like you so much. You are a master lemonade maker! All that firewood is great too. Again I'm so glad you all are safe. Is that your mare? Pretty!

Val said...

Yes Niki, that is one of our mares...she is happy and fat...she actually is Rich's mare. I only own an elderly mare by the name of Cheyenne.