The tree people came this morning and removed our poor tree the lightening got, and one that was just dying. Took most of the morning to get the trees down, limbed, and trunks loaded. We opted to clean up the limbs and debris ourselves. We are still trying to burn up the stump of the tree the wind blew down last year.
I don't do heights well, this scared the beegeebers out of me.
This is what we had left to clean up.
And this is what it looks like now.
Of course, with such a nice fire we had to toast mallows.
And to top it off, our oldest grand caught a nice bass. She has been cleaned and will be eaten for lunch tomorrow.
This morning was such a beautiful one. Nice and cool, crystal blue sky, nice breeze. We decided to get a bike ride in early and had a fabulous easy 25 miles. By the time we got back (1 hr and 45 minutes later) it was 87. Ok , that wasn't bad, it was still early and we had finished our ride for the day.
Then the man called, he has our topsoil ready for delivery. So right after lunch we got 12 tons of topsoil. What else do you do but call the grands to help spread it.
DH also finished the rail fence. It is purely decorative and had to be "adjusted" to go around a tree that was so rude as to be growing on the property line.
I even finished quilting a small comfort quilt after dinner. What a good day.
The grands spent the night again last night. Today was Kids Workshop at Home Depot, so we did that first. Today was plant stands for Mother's Day.
Then we went home and got some bike rides in. The oldest has finally gotten tall enough to ride the back of the tandem.
Although he does like riding in the trailer, the youngest loves his scooter, too.
We also got a couple of more sections of the fence put up. The big pile on the right is all the weeds waiting to be burned.
DH had to go to work at 2, and the boys were tired, so we called it a day after lunch and I took them home. I finished up a rag quilt and got another top pressed and ready to put in the frame tomorrow. It was a good day.
April is gone, 1/3 of 2010 is gone. Time certainly is flying by. We did manage to get some things done in the yard today. The split rail fencing came in and DH got 2 sections put up, I got some weeding done, limbs picked up (our trees should be limbless by now), new plants watered, walked about 1 mile, got some more organizing done in the sewing room, and enjoyed the sunshine. It was a good day.