The view above shows the old retired BBQ grill, my beloved retired 1982 GMC truck, the green marine shed, a portion of the barn shed, and my pistol range center/top of pic. The round tank behind the marine shed is my aquaculture tank.
Saturday, I went like a machine, all day long in the heat, with a chainsaw, machete, and very long ladder. My goals were:
- Trim some large oak limbs that were shading my garden
- Cut down two large laurel oaks that were just too close to the garden and could not just be trimmed. I had let them go as long as possible, but they were shading my blueberry patch too much.
- Work myself to physical exhaustion and burn off a few calories from the bowl of ice cream I had for breakfast.
- Produce a vast amount of firewood that I will never be able to use ... want some?
Above is a view of the garden, mostly a fallow area.
Here's a view from the top of the ladder. The big limb in the foreground was surgically removed shortly after this shot.
Ever start a chainsaw between your legs while standing atop a very tall ladder?
You should probably practice on a short ladder first.
Trust me, it can be done, and that limb is no longer shading my blueberry patch.
The view down. I love this ladder. The rungs are nice and wide so your feet are secure and comfortable. It's not even fully extended in these photos. Moving it around the yard is a challenge ... it's a little heavy.