Saturday, July 14, 2012

How We Spent our Friday the 13th

We had quite an exciting Friday at our house!
Darin and Buddy arrived at 9AM to take down a huge pine tree in our yard. We have been waiting to have this done since last year.

That's supervisor, Molly, on the job outside in our yard.
 And me giving orders from inside the house.    Where is your hardhat, Molly?
 The victim is the tree to your right closest to our house.  He's been dropping branches on our roof for the longest time!  Not anymore after today, pal!
Darin and Buddy use this slingshot hoosey that "ropes" the tree right where they want it so they can pull and kinda pinpoint where the tree will land before the chainsaw gets involved.  
 That's Darin firing up the chain saw. 
The tree is on the ground exactly where Darin planned it to land and what a crack and BOOM it made when it fell!
 The is the woodchipper and he isn't named the Intimidator for nothing. This is one scary machine!
 He takes huge logs and grinds them into sawdust and mulch!   He literally EATS wood! Watch your body parts cause he'll take those too!  YIKES!
 Darin's truck winches the huge logs right across our brook and into the woodchipper. 
The tree is bridging the brook. 
 Dad wants to save the butt logs to make pine boards for a future project. 
 What a workhorse this woodchipper is!  It saves hoomans HOURS of chainsaw and raking work! Our mom is in awe and in love!
What a great morning's work. This is all we have left to clean up and our tractor will help us out with this!
Thank you so much to Darin and Buddy!   What an awesome time saver and it makes mulch too!  Nothing goes to waste!

So until next time........

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly


parlance said...

Those machines are awesome.

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Good job snoopervising Molly, well done!

Niamh said...

So glad that those branches won't be falling on your house anymore! Very big scary machine. Did you bark at it a lot?

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Finn said...

Oh wow, you had a very exciting day yesterday!! You did a good job supervising for sure!

Gus said...

Good job to Molly and the boys. Mitch, I think we would chip in on a hardhat for Miss Molly if she is gonna be that close to the action.


How Sam Sees It said...

You have a really gorgeous house! Mom has always wanted a wood chipper - we get a lot of trees around her Mom's place that need a lot of tending too.


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Whoa !! THAT must have been really FUN to watch!! Did you bark...

Sherry said...

That's a huge job. City maintenance has been trimming branches away from telephone wires on the main road during the past week. We can sure hear those wood chippers coming from a long way off!

l said...

Amazing! Never seen one eat logs that big!

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers! Good thing to make that tree stop dropping branches on your house!
You guys did a great job supervising!
Play bows,

animal lover, quilt lover said...

That chipper is a lot bigger than our is. Our is moved around behind the tractor.

Cowspotdog said...

It is always sad to see a tree come down but understandable when it is a threat to your house....good job on dogervising you two

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Too bad about the tree, but better the tree than the house:) Mom really misses the big old trees of the Northeast. All our trees are small.

Happy weekend.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Dexter said...

Yowsa! That is one relentlessly huge tree. Looks like everybody knew what they were doing. I am glad you opted to supervise.


Kari in Alaska said...

Its always nice to take care of a big concern like that!

Stop on by for a visit

The Life of Riley said...

Molly was very brave to be outside with all that noise and activity! I'm like Mitch - I'd be watching from a safe distance.


Unknown said...

Vroom vroom! My hoomin likes those machines. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I bet you learned sooo much!

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Mitch and Molly, I guess that'll be one less tree for leaving pee-mail on.

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a big job. Glad you supervised from a distance
Benny & Lily

Unknown said...

It must have been really exciting for the pooches... those kinds of projects involve lots of noise and lots of residue "news' afterwards. I love watching the dogs when everything is cleared up...their noses work overtime, lol!
You live in a beautiful place.
With love

Ziggy Stardust said...

That was pretty exciting. Great job with the supervising. Who knows what would have happened without you.

Loveys Sasha

Mollie said...

WOW! That was sooome job. Good you yooo's were there to dawgadvise cos I reckon that tree might of fell some where else wiffout your help!:)
Mollie x

Asta said...

Mitch and Molly
I bet angel Maggie helped make shoowe no one got huwt wif that eating machine. How clevew to make so many useful things out of a twee that has to go away. Now not only is yoow bootiful house safe fwom falling bwanches, but you get mulch and yoow Dad gets mowe lovely wood fow pwojects. Gweat job!
Smoochie kisses
pee ess, thanks fow the encouwagement wif my twaining

Anonymous said...

By golly Molly that was a BIG tree! Superb job of supervising :) Glad you won't have anymore knock knock jokes played on your roof ;)

Waggin at ya,

Unknown said...

Wow is that cool ... you could have firewood for the whole winter!

Unknown said...

Good job they know what they are doing!!!!!!! Love your header pic, by the way. Have a fun week. Ros and Oscar

julee said...

Wow whee, what a quick way to take care of a big problem. I can't wait to see what your dad does with the wood. I've heard of talented people like him ;)

Where does one get grape poppies? My mom loves purple - as you may have figured (Violet), and poppies are so delicate and beautiful. We'll have to look it up here in Delaware.

Sorry to have missed Maggie and your moms Birthday. Looks like it was a lovely rememberance.

Violet Mae

julee said...

OH I forgot. My mom LOVED the happy birthday hats picture. Molly looks bewildered. haha

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That was really cool! And no mess to clean up!
I bet it looks a little different around there now.

Farfel said...

What a great day you had :) The pictures are awesome!!

Patti, and Star :)

George The Lad said...

Wow, that's made a big difference.
bet the house is lighter inside to
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Sweet William The Scot said...

Another one bites the dust. We took down a 60 some year old oak tree last year. You have a lovely peaceful looking homestead.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot