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Tuesday, 2 February 2016


It was a perfect day for working outside. Temperature was above freezing, sun was shining and the snow melting; time to cut down some trees. Uncle Paul loves using the chainsaw and we could have used him today.

Mary wants more sunlight on her gardens so we decided to take down eight trees this morning. They aren't big trees, only 6-8 inches in diameter but they do cast a shadow across the garden throughout the summer.

Fortunately they all fell away from the house but a few got hung up on neighbouring trees. Hopefully a windy day will finish the job.

After lunch we did some down by the chicken coop. 

I like to level off the stumps and this is the time to do it as there is no sap flowing yet.

Later I went back and bucked the trunks into firewood. It will probably be 2-3 years before we burn this maple.

I don't work alone when cutting down trees. Mary was present selecting trees and taking pictures.

This is birthday month with many family members having birthdays in February. Happy Birthday Kari, Rob, Sherri, Casey, Mary, Bryan and Pat (not family but a cherished member of our extended family).

Safe travels everyone and thanks for stopping by.

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