Sunday, June 13, 2010

Catching Up

Its been over two weeks since we posted anything, so I thought that I would share what we have been up to since summer break started.

Using an infared game camera we found out where our dog food has been going. Rather than try to trap the huge raccoon we moved the food inside. With his size I am pretty sure that he has been here longer than we have.

We made a trip to Texas on Memorial Day weekend for a very quick visit with family and to enjoy the annual "Big Deal" family reunion. Of course Oscar made the ride interesting. We thought several times about how we wish we had sprung for the $85 kennel stay.

We are now working a little on our front yard. We had six trees that were partially dead, poor health, in the wrong spot, or that we just didn't like so we cut them down yesterday. We still have work to do to get all of the debris removed and the stumps cut down to be ready for grinding, but the stressful portion is over. We have power lines on two sides of our front yard and they never met a tree so I consider the day a success.

This was the worst tree. It was huge and rotten through the middle with all of it's branches growing towards the road and the power line. Lots of chain and prayer were used.

Here is the yard with all six down. We will update more as we get time. Our plan is to line the driveway with crepe myrtles approximately every 20 feet, so we will need 10 to make that happen. We may not get all of them right away because we want to buy pretty good sized ones, but we will see.

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