a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tree Trimming and Other Death Defying Acts...

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.

17 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

Yard work is never ending...:)JP

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow they look like two skilled climbers. I'd probably fall out LOL

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Better than you in the tree, right?

Lynne said...

Really smart move, climbing a tree barefoot . . .
Another smart move, standing on the limb one is about to trim!
Best "smart move," not participating in the tree trim!

Smart Move might be questionable when it gets to fire and the clean up!

Kathy Combs said...

I have noticed that about men too. They are all about the automated equipment. Once everything they can do with their "toys" is finished they disappear. HA HA Yard work is hard work but worth it once done.

Linda Christensen said...

Oh my goodness.... that looks like way too much work for me! But you are right about the clean-up work. ;-)

Sandra said...

my first thought when i saw the photos BEFORE i read the post was. WHAT IS HE DOING UP THERE? then i remember he is the twin to my hubby and i understood.. so glad they are down safe.. and you know i love that fire and am jealous jealous jealous

TexWisGirl said...

i have some serious clean-up that could be done around here, but i don't like using the chain saw above ground, either. nightmares...

Ginny said...

That looks like very dangerous and scary business! But your fire is lovely and I know Sandra must be very jealous!

Ginny said...

P.S. stay tuned for my fabulous Thunderegg, I am posting it for tomorrow, you will enjoy it.

Sue said...

You guys work harder than anyone I know. I really admire what you do.

And yes, even I am wishing they would climb down from there...after the fact!

;)

Sandy said...

I'm with you on not climbing a tree and operating a chain saw. I would let my monkey's do the same, lol.....

Great work!!! Now it's time to roast some marshmallows while watching the fire :-)

Henny Penny said...

You make me laugh. Using a chainsaw up in a tree does look dangerous! Seems like I am always left with the mess to clean up too. We two would probably work good together! :)

Linda Walker said...

That seems to be the pleasant experience that can be brought to us, a few factors have real educational value. friv 8

Farm Girl said...

I think all of that work looks wonderful. I like that you can burn your trash. That would be so nice to do instead of cutting it up and putting it in a green trash can.
You are so right, there is never enough energy or enough time to get it all done. :) You guys are making a great start though!

Michaele said...

Heights, chainsaws and fires. The pro's and con's of having men around I guess. Nice to get it done - but hard to watch.

Empty Nester said...

I get left with the mess too when we cut down tree limbs. It's like they just sneak off, isn't it? Strange. Or smart. LOL I've got to catch up on your blog, so I"m off!

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