Two weeks ago Dan woke up with the genius idea to role play for the day. Lumberjacks we became in a matter of hours, taking down 7 trees in total leaving us feeling euphoric over our accomplishments.
Since then, we have spent far too much time with the fallen trees. What started out as excitement, quickly turned into one big ol’ pain in the booty. I’m talking bounce a quarter of that big ol’ pain in the booty.
We still have 16 more trees to take down, but if you look close enough you can tell where we took the trees down, allowing for a little breathing room and a lot more sunlight already!
We have tree trunks and branches EVERYWHERE.. and this is even after 2 weeks of on and off clean up. Yes, we’ve considered having someone to come out and chip this in just minutes. But – as DIY crazy as we are, we figure the time and patience it’ll take to complete this project will be worth it. We’re saving all of the wood for our fireplace this winter, and the branches we are putting into a waste management bag. Eventually, we’ll have a lot more open space …
For now, trimming off each individual branch off of the tree itself is really time consuming. I trim away while dan cuts the logs for the wintertime. The kids just play play play and we all stay super busy!
Turns out we could have hired these kids for clean up all along 🙂
Dan has been tackling a lot more landscaping issues in between the tree – time. We are still ripping out ivy beds + getting ready to hopefully have a clean dirt to fill with grass seed this fall.
What last minute summer landscaping tasks are you guys tackling lately?