As sweet Etta James would say, at last. :):) We trimmed branches and limbs, then Ted put a snatch strap on a big limb and used the golf cart to pull the center piece down. He is showing his muscle after getting it on the ground. Now the real danger was over.
This is the pile of smaller limbs. to be stacked on Thursday.
Then I carried these sections and had to roll a few of the bigger ones. Just getting it contained.
Ted hooked up the log splitter and got to work splitting and threw the pieces in the trailer. As you can see it's hooked to the golf cart...which we call our mule. That old golf cart has paid for it's self many times.
This is all that's left of our hickory tree. We are leaving it, even though it's very sad, right now. When the leaves fall off later this coming fall we will take the rest down. Look at that beautiful blue sky we had all day. We took plenty of breaks and had cool drinks of water and tea. So the hard and dangerous part is over. Come Thursday Ted will split the rest of the wood and I will help him stack it. Then maybe we can rest. LOL.
Thank you to all who warned us and worried for us. Love your concern and I am so grateful for my blog friends and family. Wishing you a nice Wednesday. XO