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!