before felling

before felling

There’s an oak on the place that’s been girdled by a tag-team of European wasps and termites, and it may possibly take out one of the outbuildings. It’s about eighty feet tall, and has three huge branches sprouting from the main trunk. We’re going to cut it down today. I’m not certain which way it wants to fall.

Pictures later, if we’re alive.

Firewood

Firewood

Well, it came off pretty much without incident, except for the fact it fell the way I didn’t want it to. Fortunately it missed the building by a good ten feet, and only smashed a ladder and a section of woven fence. It also drove the calf to drink.

scarred for life

scarred for life

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