NOV 97/JUN 01
This spring the brothers turn 16; Chloe & Annie, 13; Flynn, 10 and Willie, 6
28 Feb: Old Maus turns 16 this spring
12 March: Mud season has arrived.
5 April: Hopefully I will have sweet potato vines in my window box this year.
24 April: Lucas Pike cut down my big ugly white pine in three minutes for $50.
Lucas moved Rozh's playhouse to my back yard
Lots of work to do on it
Got the driveway cleared. Weather is not cooperative.
15 May: Richard cut up the big trunk today
29 May: Burning some of smaller rounds
31 May: The day it finally happened. Heard something at 7am and went out to find the leaning ash fallen on the power lines. I did not even notice the power was out.
The line had been ripped off the pole and was laying across the lawn and pond. Phone line was OK.
GMP got on the case and was here by 8.
Power was back on at 8:30.
He stepped it down and with each cut
branches broke off and the lines bounced.
The frog and paver on which it sat were knocked off the adjacent stump but unharmed.
Only one limb landed in the pond but there is a lot of sticks and bark I have to fish out.
I piled up some of the limbs and some smaller stuff went to the fire pit. The hydrangea took a hit.
6 July: I could not imagine anything could have moved that riprap. July 29: the epic flood.
15 August: Rob digs
The backhoe has limited mobility and he can only dump the material straight back in front of his machine.
Almost therelots of rocks
This perspective does not show the drop of over a foot to get to the level of the extensions. I won't be driving my tractor over the bridge any time soon.
21 August: Awaiting the excavator which never showed