Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Still Splitting and stacking fire wood

One of these days I will be a Potter again. Since the big wind storm/tornadoes Ive been cutting , splitting and stacking fire wood. Here are a couple of photos of what Ive been doing. I had to quit for today because its 87 degrees out there. Actually I get worn out fighting these big rounds of Oak. Once I get them on the tractor bucket Im able to put them under the log splitter . I am able move them around using a Cant Hook..Great tool

I have found more big trees on the property with there roots in the air.I think it would be a lot easier if I was 30, or 40 or even 50 years old again

Also Im showing a photo of our Bog Garden. The pitchers are growing and also they are flowering. I had bought the Pitcher Plants from Ponds and Plants in Dayton Tenn. We also buy all kinds of Conifers and other cool plants there.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Critter Habitat

Nona and I worked on cutting up the old Oak that went down during the wind storm Wed. I make piles of brush and have been doing this for years in different spots through the property. I have been adding to old spots and its interesting that the old piles have been breaking down and needed to be replenished. Of course there is no way to do all this with out my Blue Tractor with the quick release forks and bucket.Also its 4x4.

We spent all day sawing and lopping limbs to be able to stack them on the tractor. I have piles of brush all around the property for Critter Habitat. Its a great place for birds and other wild life. We have about 15 acres and a lot of it is still wild. We have lost maybe 6 or 7 really nice trees from this storm. We are also going to buy some mushroom spores for inoculating logs to grow mushrooms. I do love the mushroom soup that Nona makes. Of course I will have lots of wood for firing the Plum Nelly Manabigama.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wind Damage

I havent posted for a while . I had Cataract Surgery and was told to stay away from clay because of dust and could not lift 25 lbs. I got the Go Ahead yesterday to go back to work. Well now work will be dealing with a big old Oak that went down during the Tornado outbrake that hit a lot of the South including the small town of Trenton. Trenton was hammered. Two people were killed. We lost power at 12:15 P.M. Wed and got power back late Sunday. Trenton Georgia is 7 miles by car and 3 or 4 miles by crow.We were very lucky. I will have fire wood for a long time.

Here are a couple of photos of the tree. It also took down 3 other trees