Saturday, February 12, 2011
Today was the day scheduled for heavy duty pruning - chain saw pruning. The weather man predicted rain, but it held off until mid afternoon, allowing us to get the big jobs done. We hired son Jake to come help. Still lacking full time employment, he takes jobs where he can, including with us. We removed large limbs from a fir tree and from a clump of hazelnut. It involved climbing on a ladder and running the chain saw. I was glad to have a strong young man there to help. My job was to clip off all of the green boughs on the fir, and to help in reducing the hazelnut into piles for the chipper, the lopping shears, and the chain saw. All of the fir boughs will be run through the chipper, but that's for another day. Jake and Tom got all of the "logs" cut up for fire wood. Now it's raining and we get to rest. I won't need to do my forty minutes on the stationary bike today!