Tuesday, December 4

*getting to the root of it

When you buy a property with a large number of beautiful old trees like the ones that have grown here, you are going to have to prune, trim and cut down at some point. Since moving here a few years ago, we have had several trees to loose LARGE limbs and there are others that have needed to come down due to the dangers they pose to surrounding buildings.  Back in the hot summer months we  cut down a number of different trees but we were left with the stumps here and there. 

One of Henry's projects around the property has been to work at getting some of the stumps out.  Some of them were easier than others and he did successfully get two uprooted with the help of his pick ax and several other tools. However, there were some that weren't coming up with elbow grease alone.
No more root, no more stump!  Now on to the next one...

And so it begins...
Eric and Henry has been working on this one for a while. They first used the tiller to cut the top layer of small roots up in order to get down below.  There was one other root prior to this one that Eric was able to put a chain around the base of it and pull it out with the truck once he had the roots cut away. 

So grateful for helping hands, shower will be provided!
Aren't good neighbors like gold?  After noticing that Eric was working at getting this root out, our neighbor came over with his front end loader and helped him get it finished!  I however didn't get any pictures of that because I was on the road that day!  After getting the stump out and the dirt back in, there was quite a bit of settling, so Eric borrowed our neighbors front end loader to move more earth back to where it had settled so that area would be leveled out.  Job well done!

Frayja is disgusted by all this root pulling, wood burning, nasty mess. She likes it better when her owner's hands are free, free to pet her and throw her toys!

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”  -Jeremiah 17:7-8



  1. I love Frayja's face!!!~Trina

  2. Those are SOME stumps...loved seeing all the close up pictures of the work going on there at Erlyn! When we moved here we had some work done on our property that meant uprooting trees as well. It created a HUGE stump pile to burn. After about five years they are finally almost burned up completely. Have a wonderful day, Lynnie!

  3. Yeh, there is that.. the pile of stumps that need to be burned now! We will get it done at some point. Momma is a firebird.. so she will be happy to help us with that when the time comes.

  4. I can't believe how big that root was. Glad you got that out before it started pushing up the cement around the pool. Looks like serious family fun to me. Wish I could have been there.


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