Sunday, June 12, 2016

Friday Surprise = Saturday Work

Upon arriving home after work Friday (June 10) afternoon, I couldn't help but notice a GINORMOUS branch clogging the driveway. One of the Osage orange trees along the driveway chose Friday to drop one of its limbs. Since I had an evening out planned with Amy and Marie (XOBC), the cleanup had to wait until Saturday. Scott did take the Ranger out later Friday to pull the limb out of the driveway.
"Clean Up ~ Aisle One"
 A close-up view of the branch's former home.
It's worth noting (especially for you out-of-town readers) that Omaha is suffering from a pre-Summer heatwave. The high on Saturday was 98. We began working on limb clean-up around 10 and had it done by about 12:30. We took two trailer-loads of branches to the east burn pile and one trailer-load of firewood-sized chunks to the pile in the north yard. By the time we were done, we were exhausted (and terribly sweaty and just all around beat-up.) No wonder we both took hour-long naps after lunch!
The amount of rot inside the limb was pretty obvious. That whole group of trees is probably going to need to be taken down soon; there are quite a few similarly dangerous-looking branches still "up" but who knows for how long. Life at noTTafarm is FULL of danger!
Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!

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