Thursday, December 6, 2012

Taking Down Some Trees - Early November, 2012

I have mentioned that we are going to have a parking pad and carport built this winter. In preparation for this, and for several other projects, we hired Fox Tree service to take down a few trees for us.


The guys showed up with this wonderful boom truck and proceeded to safely remove the trees….from the top down. You know……Fred usually cuts down any trees that I want ‘moved’, but these trees were right next to the power line, and too close to the house.


I took this picture from the porch steps looking up the road. We were taking down the group of trees that were right in front of the house, to make room for us to back our cars out of the soon to be carport.


We needed a couple of trees taken down beside the barn, where Fred plans to build  parking platform and cover for the camper.


And, in back of the cabin, we took down a big pine tree that was just too close for comfort in a high wind.


It was much safer to take this big tree down in sections, rather than risk it falling the wrong way and hitting the roof.



Fred worked along with the tree guys, piling limbs and debris on the forks of his tractor…..


And hauling them down the hill. Fred piled the brush high and let it just sit and dry.


After the trees were down and cleaned up, the tree guys ground up the stumps, until you could not tell where they had been.


The guys even ground up a few extra stumps that we had been mowing around for the last year.


The result…..a lighter and brighter look to the front of our cabin, and much needed room to turn the car around.


Dec. 3rd….The brush pile had dried, and the weather was calm and damp with rain forecasted for the next day. Perfect burning weather!


Up it went, in a blaze of glory!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Fall 2012 at the Cabin -

I have been remiss at posting updates…….. Mostly because we have been busy enjoying just being at home. The Fall has been beautiful here in north Louisiana. October saw wonderful Fall color and even a bit of cool weather.


The lovely orange color on the left side of the cabin is a maple, and the red in the front right of the cabin is an oak.


The little dogwood in front of the cabin consistently colors nicely.


We get excited about our Fall leaves even though we do not have the ‘showy’ display that some areas of the country have.


They are a short lived blaze of color……