Showing posts with label Pine Trees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pine Trees. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bringing Down the Pines~Again

The view from my back door.

We're still bringing down our monstrous pine trees. This is is the fourth time our tree guy has came out and preformed a cutting for us. We have had so many and to keep the cost down and a handle on the clean up we've having a few cut at the time. 
The whole family, at least the ones still living at home
 have had the joys of joining in on the fun. I would be fibbing if I wasn't beginning to be quite depressed at looking at our mess. 
There's still no doubt in my mind the trees had to come down. They were apt to come down on their own which would have been a detrimental thing.
I'm positive they added to the complexities of trying to grow anything on our property.
The trees where seriously taking every bit of nutrients from the soil. So I tell myself ," Better things will surely come in the way of gardening." Of course, I had finally trained myself to search out those shade lovers for the back yard; it will remain to be seen what will come of anything there as well.

The Ole' Man (husband) keeps saying uplifting things about the situation. I think the look on my face is giving me away even though I haven't been offering up complaints. What he envisions happening around the yard and what I wish for often do not match. What can I say about marital bliss?

I have looked at quite a few nursery sites and of course at the local home and garden store but it is way to soon to think of any of that. 
Those little quotes that people say keep floating around. 
You know phrases like:
"You'll have a blank canvas. You can do whatever you want."
In reality what we have is a big dirty canvas.

Well...that's my update and rant on our pine tree situation.

I do appreciate your visit. 
My wish for you is to 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Another Pine Bites the Dust~Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bringing Down the Pines~2 Down

Oh yes,as messy as it looks.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bringing Down the Pines

Our Big Boys
The large pines that loom over our home has been the subject of many prayers, thoughts, and now action. The Ole Man(husband) had a tree service to come out and estimate the cost and plan the removal, yesterday. If weather permits they will be here today to take down two or possibly three.
Yes, I did say take down, not take out.
We're not rich folk.
So to make this project not cost so much we will be handling the getting rid of part.
Any project sends the Ole Man into deep thought, contemplation, and planning....and reiterating to us(Ole Lady and kids) what part we will all play in this.
He's not wrong. This will be a heck of  a lot of work.
You can see our totem pole that stands next to the cars;
he limbed  it two years ago out of fear of the weight. He had strong intention of taking it down then but sometimes our best laid plans go wrong.

From this view of the house, you can see how ominously they lean into the house.

In my heart, I have always dreaded the day the tree would come down. When me and my prior husband bought this home he suggested taking them down but I resisted. This home is always comfortable in the summer. The yard is welcoming and shady and the house is quite cool and comfortable.
We do not live with air conditioning.
I am in hopes that it doesn't change things so drastically.
Most folks that no me, know I don't prefer change.
Sometimes, that is my own demise.

With optimistic heart, I believe this has been a lesson from God to me. Through my own Bible study and prayer and my want/need to be a better gardener, and a video my sister sent me via email last year that I have put off watching until this morning.
Back to Eden
If you watch this video you will first hear the most wonder testimony through gardening but secondly you like me, might fulfill your gardening needs(with prayer and faith) and there will be a purpose for all these trees that are coming down(as long as I can rent/get a chipper).

Do check out the video.
I think you will enjoy it.
Thank you for stopping by.