Monday, March 19, 2018

He Couldn't Take It

I knew it wouldn't be long.
With his trusty sidekick of course.
Yesterday was the day.
Mr. LB fell the 2 big trees that needed to come down.
It had snowed Saturday
so there was still a skiff covering most of the ground in the morning.
Needless to say, the ground was still as wet as last weekend.
Above is the locust which was dead.
You can see a couple large rounds of cottonwood in the background.
Those are from one removed out behind the shop 2 summers ago.
We will take care of them this summer.
He got this all bucked up and taken care of before moving onto the next.
My folks came up so Pa helped with the cottonwood.
This one was pretty good sized and was leaning way over.
They got most of it cleaned up and I have a feeling when I get home from work,
I will find Mr LB out here working on bucking up the rest.
It amazes me just how much water these trees use.
That's actually a puddle in the stump.
This is also how that large one in the background of the first picture was.
The wood from this will need to cure for a while before we do anything with it.
Now I have to figure out what to do about the stumps.
Always something :-)


  1. If y'all don't have an Alaskan sawmill, you should get one.

    1. Will have to look at "Alaskan" but a saw mill is on our someday list. I would love more lumber to play with.

  2. I had no idea that cottonwoods suck up water like that. No wonder they like to be by creeks and rivers. I am sure it feels good to have that job over with before it gets hot.

    1. It sure does. Now I am antsy to clean up and plant something 😊

  3. That sounds like a really big job.
    I love your yard. Is that a hill in the background?

    1. It is. Over behind where the cottonwood was is a waterfall, but can't really tell in that photo.

  4. Dead or leaning trees are safer on the ground! Dan is always wanting to pull our stumps. I say just leave them to rot in the ground and feed the soil. :)

  5. Looks like a job well done! What a blessing to have such hard workers willing and able.
    Stopping by today from the Simple Homestead Blog Hop - have a lovely day!

  6. Excellent work! That's so interesting about the pool of water inside the trunk. I had no idea. Trees are so wise...