First Day of Clearing
We spent Mothers’ Day clearing our little space on the family land. There are at least 232 eucalyptus trees/trunks that need to come down along what we call the Eucalyptus Trail. It’s lovely having so many along the trail, but they shed like crazy, suck up extremely valuable water (that we need here in dry CA), & create massive widow-makers that we would rather not have fall on us anytime soon.
My folks are a great help — Dad has nearly every tool known to mankind
and Mom and I enjoy doing the “unskilled labor” of hauling brush.
Ry is so very patient with me and my crazy ideas — building some sort of alternative house
has been a vision of mine for years and he’s amazingly willing to go along for the ride!
Even the boys are helping off and on. Cade wasn’t dressed for the occasion
since he spent most of the day building boxes/frames for his beehives.
Our truck on the sweet little driveway coming into Lillehjem.
Just a few of the 42 trees + limbs we pulled down that day. Eucalyptus is heavy.
And a few more.
Just a few hours work and you can see the ground and walk all over!
Lots more to go, but progress is happening!
19 May 2011