Saturday, December 27, 2008

Strange Weather for December

The temperature today is in the mid 60's and the sun is shining. There is a wind advisory in effect until tomorrow afternoon. The direction of the wind is what prompted the following pictures.
This tree, a sugar maple, is at the edge of the yard and close to the deck. As you can see the top is in very poor shape, the result of the bad ice storm we had a few years back. Steve decided today was the perfect day to take care of this problem before the wind did it for us.

Since the tree has a huge rotten spot at the ground on the side facing the house Steve decide to tie the tree off in the direction that he wanted it to fall, he is setting up the rope and come-along.

He was cutting the notch out and we could hear some creaking and cracking.

He started doing the back cut and there was more creaking and cracking.

Then it stated to go.......

And it landed just where he wanted it to go, back into the woods away from the house and the yard.

Now he will spend several day cutting up the tree and saving the wood that is good for the wood stove and using the rest for his erosion control projects.

Well I have some beading project pictures to post, but it will have to wait till later. I need to get back outside and enjoy the balmy weather while it is here, the forecast is for more winter like temperatures starting tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Moving Right Along

My subscription at Brave Journal runs out after the first of the year, so I will be changing my blog name and moving to blogger soon. Check back in a few days and I should have an update on what has been happening in the last month complete with loads of pictures!!!

More soon,