Sanna's Bag

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

The tree trimmers are here

What, pray tell is going on in the back yard? It looks like a mountain-climbing team is suiting up.

Or maybe it's a new movie - mountain-climbing chainsaw massacre.

No, today is when the old apple tree and the pear tree get serious haircuts. Arborists Northwest are the guys we hired. I prefer them because they are serious about their safety stuff. They wear hard-hats and ear-protectors, and full climbing gear. They work in practiced teams, and watch out for one another. Our neighbor hired a guy who had no safety harness, fell out of the tree, broke the neighbor's chainsaw (didn't have his own) and wound up taking the neighbor to court over the medical costs of the accident. You get what you pay for!

The apple tree drops apples onto the porch roof for several months. The nice neighbor on the other side is a war vet, and the repeated percussions really interrupt his sleep at night. And the apples aren't all that tasty.
But the clean-up team is.

The boss is dragging the branches around to the front where the chipper makes mulch of them. Some of the limbs are big enough to be firewood.
The blonde guy in the sleeveless T is in charge of hauling out the firewood.
Applewood fires on a frosty winter night. Mmmmm.


  • At 11:58 AM , Blogger Willow said...

    How true that we get what we pay for. Our mantra is that the experts are worth their price.

  • At 12:33 PM , Blogger Rose Lefebvre said...

    He is quite gentle on the eyes!
    Have we turned into dirty old ladies??
    They made a grumpy old men movie so now we need a dirty old ladies movie!! LOL

  • At 6:48 PM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    My husband and brother love to take down trees. They get all manly and put on hats and tie themselves to the tres. I stand there with my finger poised to call 911.

  • At 5:00 AM , Blogger KnitTech said...

    Applewood smoke brisket is awesome also!

  • At 11:36 AM , Anonymous Lisa Nowak said...

    Now I know the truth. You really hired them based on their physiques, right? Did you hold auditions where you made them take off their shirts and strut around the yard? :)

  • At 8:42 AM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Mmmm... hot guys in sleevless shirts... (sorry... got distracted from the reason he was there!)

  • At 7:53 AM , Blogger Alwen said...

    I love apple wood fires. We got a couple of cords when the neighbor to the SW pulled out an orchard a couple of years ago.


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