July 11, 2011

Trimming Trees

The girls and I have been working on a long overdue project - - Tree Trimming.

While I've been climbing up ladders and using a handsaw until I thought my arm was about to fall off  the girls have had fun making a fort out of all the trimmings. 

Here's Ms. J sticking her head out the doorway!

They even let me inside one time.  The girls spruced up the inside with blankets, pillows, games, coloring books and snacks.  I hardly saw them all day!

After the fun was over, we went to work cutting the limbs into easy to handle lengths.

Apparently wood cutting makes me a little crazy!

We plan to use what we cut up in our fire pit come fall.  I love campfires in the fall.


In the end we have two buckets filled and waiting for fall.

Next week will tackle the pine trees!

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  1. Yeay Robin and girls...you did a great job of killing two birds with one stone! The girls got a fort to play in for a while and you got firewood for the firepit...not a bad day at all. Bet your arms are sore in the morning ;) Have a great week!
    Maura :)

  2. Yay! Tree trimming is grueling work...but it always looks so nice when it's done. I love that photo of you with the saw...yardwork makes us all a little looney. ;-)

  3. Looks like a big job! Hope you didn't get any storm damage last night!

  4. That is a lot of work to do by hand. Isn't it amazing what kids can do with their imagination.


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