One down, twenty two to go. Mr Uhdd felled a tree today, it’s part of a clump of twenty three ‘Christmas’ trees that have out grown their welcome (We’ll planting again, with trees more suitable to the location).
It’s no easy task, they are 35 ft high; but he’s done this sort of thing before and developed something of a technique that manages to pop the stump out of the ground in to the bargain.
I’m sorry to disappoint if you were anticipating an action shot of the tree falling. I tried, I really tried, I’d hung around, keeping Spud from under the axe and providing hot tea, if fact I’d expected to be called upon to give a bit of weight on the rope (husbands have a way of emphasising words such as weight.) But having cut through the main tap roots, Mr Uhdd gave the rope a tug and it popped out like a cork from a bottle. Never mind, I’ve another twenty two falling tree opportunities to go.
He was pleased with how the tree fell, however he’s not pleased with Draper axe shafts , this is the second one to fail like this. You can see how new it is, he hadn’t even worn the sticky label off the head.
I’m not sure what to make of this shot, it’s a ‘string thing’ a cluster of bailer twine and frayed rope blowing in the wind. I like it because it is colourful, I like colourful.
The sun shone today, I was very pleased, I been very hacked off with grey this week. I’ve not been myself.