You may recall we had a downed tree over one of the paths in the Hidden Pasture. It happened at the end of April, and was an excellent excuse to take a walk down there.
Yesterday evening Mr. Big Food’s buddy, Pat, came out to clear it. It was bigger than he imagined so he had to go back home to get a larger chain saw. We went down to inspect. Impressive– though I wished I’d have thought to put a scale element in the photo. It’s about this big around. Thirty-two rings. It had been anchored on the bank of a creek that separates our property from Mr. Cotton Farmer’s.
Sadly, we do not own a maul. But by the end of the day we will. The plan is for Pat to split it, load it in our trailer, and haul it back up to the firewood section of the driveway. It’s oak.
The center right photo is of a wild oak-leaf hydrangea stem. Next time I’m down there I will layer and mark it. Early next Spring it will be ready to transplant in the yard.
This morning our county supervisor, Pat, came out with a crew to fix the turn around that the garbage truck driver who cannot drive well keeps messing up. This is the second attempt. If he could drive well, the first attempt would have been successful. Alas, he cannot so it was not.
That’s it for Excitement on The Farm!