Ted and I went to Liz and Matt's to cut up a tree in the neighbor's yard. We were greeted by Sam, the big slobbery dog. LOL. He loves us and gets excited to see us.
Even Ozzy the cat,came to sit and watch us for a bit.
Ted put his wood cutter chaps on . These are for safety. Matt has a pair too.
Ted marks the tree every 16 inches....for log length. You can see that Sam has to be with us. I thought I would be helping Ted, but Matt made it home in time to help.
This is one pile of wood from the limbs of the tree...It's a beech tree. You get a lot of BTU's from this wood.
So with Matt helping Ted, I go visit the chickens. Samson the rooster crowed almost the whole time we were there.
This is some pictures of our mums here at our house.
Plus some black eyed susans. The flower looks so pretty but the leaves have black spots on them.
This is the corn field across the road from Liz's house. As the fellows cut wood, I cleaned the garage and washed a ton of dishes. Then I trimmed some small trees saplings from Liz/Matt's yard. Ted and Matt cut the neighbor's tree up into chunks and then split some of it. When they came in they both were soaking wet from sweat. They wiped off and changed t-shirts and we went to the local café for lunch. It's a working man's place so many men were sweaty and dirty. :):)
Ted and I had to come on home....as Ted got word from one his little brother, that his older brother Cliff was in the hospital from having a stroke. Cliff's moving , can move both sides, trying to talk, somewhat confused and edgy. Prayers would be so greatly appreciated. Please.
Hope you are all well. I will fill you in on my "root canal" soon. XO
Prayers for Cliff.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jan for the prayers. They are truly appreciated. Bless you, xoxo, SusieDelete
What a beautiful place! I sure hope your brother in gets better soon.ReplyDelete
Thank you Bonnie. It is pure summertime around these parts and everything is so pretty and green. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
That's a big tree. Sounds like there no time for boredom in your world.ReplyDelete
I sure don't seem to have any time to get bored lately LOL. Hope you and Bob are doing well. Bless you Linda, xoxo, SusieDelete
That was one big tree!ReplyDelete
Praying for Cliff and hope your root canal goes well. xx
That tree will help heat our house and my daughter's. Plus we have a few more to gather wood from. Thank you for the kind prayers for Teddy's big brother. So appreciated. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Hi Susie! Oh, your hubby and you and good folks! Look at that tree - it's huge! The animals are cute and I can just about hear that Rooster - my grandparents had chickens. Thanks for popping in to see me.ReplyDelete
be a sweetie,
Shelia, My SIL 's neighbor gave him the tree for firewood. Matt shared with us...so he and TEd work on wood together...but I thought I would have to help today. I ended up helping my daughter cause she had worked a double at the nursing home. I laugh whenever I hear that rooster. I really like hearing it. He acts so bossy and mean too. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
What a huge tree! That looks like enough firewood to last all winter.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. Will be praying for him.
Kathy, Last year's winter was mild and we were thankful. So Ted and Matt help each other gather wood for the winters. That neighbor's tree will be good this next season. Cliff is doing well but is angry that he is having trouble speaking. Thank you for the prayers, we appreciate them.Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
What wonderful neighbors you are! That tree is really a good size tree. Your flowers are so pretty and bright. Mine are crying out! I'm sorry about your brother-in-law and pray he will make a good recovery.ReplyDelete
Thank you Nonnie for the prayers..you are so kind. Ted and Matt were happy to cut that big tree into firewood. They have a few more to go thru to have enough for the winter. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I'm so sorry and I'll keep Cliff in my prayers. Love your flowers today my friend and that big stack of wood will come in handy later on! Sweet hugs, DianeReplyDelete
Thank you Diane. We surely appreciate your prayers . Cliff is a good man , he's okay but has a way to go and many tests yet. Oh yes, all the wood Ted and Matt can gather will heap us this winter. It was hard hot work today. I was glad to see Matt. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Susie, you had a full day. Someone will be warm over the winter. Sorry about your BIL. Hope he keeps progressing..xxoJudyReplyDelete
Thank you Judy. We are hoping for the best for Cliff. He's such a good man. I don't mind stack wood...but not crazy about being in on the cutting. Although I have done some before. I like our little electric chain saw...and Ted does not use it cutting thru big trees. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
So sorry to hear about Ted's brother. I hope he has a full recovery. I was soaked with sweat today too from working in beehives getting ready to extract honey. Lots of work. I think I'm going to change directions next year. I'm Tired Susie!ReplyDelete
Cindy, I wish I could help you with the honey. :):) It has to be a bit warm doing that since you wear protective gear. I almost over heated yesterday. I just get carried away at Liz's...cause she works so much...she has so much to do at home. Dishes to the ceiling, or so it seemed. LOL. Their garage is always in disarray...so I help pile store stack and swept it. Then cut mulberry trees out of some flowerbeds. then shoveled their gravel back into the driveway at the end. I was flat wore out and my ankles hurt this morning. Blessings to you sweet honey girl. xoxo, SusieDelete
Oh Susie - So sorry about Ted's brother. Here's sending prayers for a full recovery. Sounds like the tree job was a big one.ReplyDelete
Keep us posted.
Thank you Judy. We welcome all prayers. Cliff is a fine man and know he would love knowing about others' prayers. That tree is still in the process of being split now...it's all chunked up ready for that. Ted and Matt got some of the splitting done. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Prayers for Cliff.ReplyDelete
That was a serious bunch of firewood!!!
Your Ted is so handy. Is there anything he can't do??
It's hot in Texas! So hot that it was after 10:00 before Louis Dean could even go out to water tonight.
Wish we lived closer - LD made 65 cinnamon rolls this afternoon! We sure would give you some!!!
Linda, Yesterday was almost too hot for working outside. God bless those that have too . I almost over did at Liz's...she works so much she never gets her house in order . So I washed about every dish she owns.LOL. Then organize(somewhat) the garage. Then cut mulberry trees out of her flowerbeds, then shovel gravel from the road back into the driveway. That was killer girl. Today my ankles hurt. Blessing, stay cool, love you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Ozzy and Sam are cute ♥ReplyDelete
Hi Summer. Ozzy the cat has a sister named Izzy. Sam and Ozzy are friends. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Prayers for Cliff! You sure got a lot of wood for this winter. Tell me about these chaps. I haven't cut wood for burning in years, and have never seen anything like them. We just wore jeans to cut and I split in shorts...probably not the safest. Have a good day.ReplyDelete
Thank you Tete for the prayers. Ted and my son-in-law gather wood together...share the work and the wood. Those wood cutter chaps are from, Elven, Echo and Husqvarna. They run between 60 to over 100 dollars. You could still cut yourself...but the material of these chaps may stop the chain ..I just know Ted wears them and all the other safety gear. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Sending you hugs and prayers, Susie - I sure hope Cliff is ok.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much honey. We just heard Cliff is to have n visitors...I think that's because he can't speak clearly and it makes him upset. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
wow I should of had him over to take care of my Tree! Stay cool!ReplyDelete
Ann, When two men with chain saws tackle a tree ...it goes a lot fast than one. :) The heat is returning here...but it's not as hot as a few days ago. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Wow-That tree was a big project to undertake. That was nice of you to do dishes and clean up trees, etc. You are a good soul, Susie. I am so sorry about Ted's brother. I will pray for Cliff...stroke is just such a terrifying thing for the patient. If their mind remains intact they are horrified by what they are unable to do so become anxious and depressed. God bless him and his family and you, too. xo DianaReplyDelete
Diana, Cliff has 100 % blockage of one carotid artery...so no surgery, they will have to use meds. He is not allowed many visitors...You know he tries to talk and it makes him frustrated. Thank you for the prayers. He is a firm believer. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Sorry about the stroke. I hope he is doing alright. That tree- wow. Your flowers look amazing.ReplyDelete
Thank you Katie. Cliff's just being taken care of with meds for now. No surgery on the carotid artery. That tree is just part of the wood my daughter's family will use and us also. We burn wood thru the winter to cut heating costs. The heat is making keeping flowers alive a job. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Susie, your post was like a breath of fresh air for me, as my days are hectic leading up to the wedding. So sorry to hear about Ted's brother. I'll be sure to say a prayer for him, Susie. Look at all that wood piled up. It makes me long for a fireplace on those cold days. Your black-eyed Susans are so lovely, but you have to get rid of the black spotted leaves or they may spread. That's a chore for sure.ReplyDelete
Sheri, I know you won't be able to help yourself from being a bit nervous about the wedding....But I bet it will go very well and you know everyone will be wishes the wedding couple the best and will help all they can. Thank you for the prayers for Cliff. Blessings, love you, xoxo, SusieDelete
The neighbor behind my sisters house took down two trees a couple of weeks ago. While I understand a home owner doing this, fearing damage from storms to their home and others homes but they provided some nice shade to my sisters back yard. Of course her back yard is a postage stamp compared where you live.ReplyDelete
I wish Cliff a speedy recovery and I want to thank you Susie for your visits to my blog. I appreciate it.
Boston Boy, That is exactly why we never finished cutting down our hickory tree. The whole top's gone but there' enough limbs for some shade still. That make s huge difference too. I love visiting your blog...how else am I going to learn about Boston things. :):) Thank you for the good wishes for Cliff. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Goodness that's a big tree and a lot of firewood! We have a tree about that size in the yard. I've never seen wood cutting chaps used before- good idea! Dan has told me stories about how a chain saw can kick back and things can go wrong quickly.ReplyDelete
Liz, The chaps have a fiber in them that can stop the cahin from running thus less chance of a serious injury. There's so many terrible things that can happen if people do not put safety first. No amount of firewood or tree clearing can replace a life or limb. So I am happy my Teddy Bear is safe. :):) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete