We have been trying to catch up before the summer heat kills us. You who have acreage or a farm know you never get caught up but you have to keep trying.
The Mulberry tree had some dead limbs that needed trimming. Solution...the ever handy bucket on the Kubota. I have used this method for roof repair but running a chainsaw is something I really don't like to do especially fifteen feet off the ground while trying to hang onto a tree.
At first we have an operator that controlled the bucket while shouting instructions about being careful and even yelling, No, Pa-Pa now and then.
Then we have two monkeys in a tree and no one on the tractor. Gray hair getting thicker for me!
Oh, Good Lord!
Why don't they just get down?
Fire bug that I am here is my reward. While the monkeys were in the tree I clipped briers, bird poop plants and a general clearing of messes in one small spot. Under this fire lies the lightning struck tree, trimmed briers, bushes and what ever I could find.
I worked till almost dark while one by one the helpers left me to clear the mess. I don't understand when the machine work is done the men seem to disappear leaving clean up for me. I think there may be some short coming in my training method.
The clearing looks good and we shall move on to another spot. One twig, one trim, on foot at a time. That is what we must keep in mind or we would be completely overwhelmed with the tasks needing completion.