The forecast for today was sunny with a high of 74, so I decided to take the day off of work and go out to the land to do some real work. Went to my favorite little restaurant for a hearty breakfast this morning and then Redford and I headed out to the land to put in a hard days work. We have had a lot of high winds and a lot of rain lately so there were some trees that had snapped and dropped major branches throughout the lot. Saw the first one through the gate.
We got inside and then went to taking some photos of how things are, I took a total of 279 photos today, but don’t panic I am only sharing a few. Here is the top of the tree that snapped just inside the gate.
And here is the area after Redford and I got it cleaned up.
We decided to work on an overgrown area near the west fence line today, this area had caused me a lot of grief this past year.
Here is what the area looked like before Redford and I cleaned it up, I pulled a lot of trash plants and trimmed the trees up, and Redford hauled all of the debris to the appropriate piles in the back of the land.
Here is what the area looked like after we finished the job for the day, there is a lot more to be done on the west side of the slab, but it was way too wet to work that area today.
There were more branches down in the lawn area so after we cleaned up the area Redford and I went to tackle the branches, here are the before and after shots of that area.
There was also a pile of branches that need to be hauled to the back from a previous wind storm last summer, you know how it is you make a pile and since you are in the middle of no where without any neighbors you let it sit for a week and the week turns into a month and then a few months. We finally got that area cleaned up today and that felt good.
Here is a picture of Redford, I couldn’t of done it without him!
Redford is a full size 2001 Red Ford F150 pickup truck with a Titan V8 engine and lots of power to get the job done. He only has 57,000 mile on him, not to bad for being 12 years old, don’t know what I would do without him.
-- My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view. ~H. Fred Ale