Saturday, February 26, 2011
Last Thursday night, we had a whopper of a storm come through. Today, Saturday...it is just beautiful outside, and calling for outside activites. SO...storm clean up, yard work and firewood are the order of the day.
My first job was cleaning the clogged culvert...it was blocked by some good size sticks and lots of leaves:
This is the other side of the driveway...the water that had gotten through/across had really flowed hard through here:
The now open culvert:
And the results of some of my raking and cleaning efforts (large pile is what came out of the drainage ditch)
Then on to help with the wood cutting. An old dead tree lost a large limb during the storm. DH decided to cut that up and another dead tree nearby. Here is what we started with.
And then the results of our efforts:
Following all that, I tackled a stick pickup in the yard:
and then added even more:
THEN...I decided to clean up the flower beds in the garden...this is the mess I began with. I forgot to take an "after" photo! By then DH, DS and DGS had all joined me. We left the garden together to go plant a rose bush for my daughter-in-law.
All in all, I spent hours outside with lots of bending and stretching, raking and lifting logs...all of which is good exercise! Yea!!!