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Saturday, 12 November 2016


As you can see in the picture above this maple tree was badly damaged this summer. Those two large holes were dug by a pileated woodpecker who was obviously looking for something. In the winter we park our truck and trailer under this tree and didn't want it falling during a storm. Today we took it down.

Once down it was easy to limb the branches.

Mary burned the small stuff.

I worked on the big stuff.

It's now piled beside the log-splitter ready to be split into firewood next week. It will probably be several years before we get around to burning it.

Now it's time for lunch.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.


  1. wow - at first I thought you'd called the professionals out - and then I realized that YOU ARE the professionals!

  2. There is no end of things to do to keep you both young and healthy and fit. This has been an incredible November so far. I keep forgetting to get prepared for the snow by getting my snow tires on. Who knows, maybe we'll have a green Christmas!