The day after Thanksgiving, we went to chop down a cherry tree. Well they chopped and I cluttered up the landscape taking pictures. It was a foggy, snowy day. Aren't these apples nifty with their little snow hats?
Hey, I liked 'em.
Cows and snowy trees
The intended victim. But it did not live in vain. It is going to become a mantel in Syracuse, and will be celebrated and exclaimed over a lot.
Me, laughing at something. I include this just because of all those blogs telling people to include pictures of themselves just because. So future generations will know what you look like.
Contemplating attack angles. Justin and Evan wanted to chop it down in a traditional way, with a cross-cut saw, but...
Dave had other ideas.
"I'll just start it for you!"
Clearing fall room
That's my guy!
Isn't he fabulous?
Dave wedging it
Justin starting to get a little worried he might not get to use the cross cut saw
Dave has liberal (and efficient) ideas about "starting" trees for cross cut saws.
Getting the cross cut saw up and running. Evan and Justin manned the saw, while the other Dave drove the wedge.
And..... it's going down!
It was a good tree! Lots of possible mantel cutting options available.
The mighty tree has fallen
Isn't that a gorgeous color?
And then they started limbing it, which wasn't too interesting. So Tori and I decided to pick some winterberries.
I have a love affair with winterberries
Back here, they were still working hard.
But we had winterberries!
These now live in my library at school.
Making firewood out of the limbs
Tori and her don't-take-a-picture-of-me face
Hauling the log home to be milled
It was a little too much log for that little tractor
So we called in the cavalry!
And the logged skidded home.
When a bull looks at you like that, you generally take the hint.