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thanksgiving stump extravaganza

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Last year we paid to have this 200' tree taken down but the tree removal company left a 4' stump for us to deal with. My son cut his chain saw teeth on it for a few months, the we tried lighting fires on it until I thought we would be living with it and it's little suckers for the rest of time...

Today on this Thanksgiving day, I am thankful for the men in my life and tool rental businesses!

After 3 hours of digging with the bob cat and hand shovel. I have to say that when I could I got the dogs to dig. Dax is obsessed with shovels so it didn't take much to encourage him.

I whooped and cheered when I heard the final snap of the root! then ran for my camera!

Here are some remnants and the hole left behind...

and tea! a job well done deserves tea!

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    Wow! That was quite the undertaking!! We had a big stump in the middle of our driveway in Ohio. It was huge dead tree we had it cut down and they left the stump. It really wasn't in the way, we just got tired of it being there. So my husband just went out and started digging around it bit by bit, made the hole wider and then pushed it over and covered it up with dirt. It would decompose in the disposal fees or burning or anything. Just a lot of sweat equity. We were always working the land, clearing fences, building decks, mowing 3 out of 7 acres out there in the country. Miss the country but not the work! emoticon
    1650 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Wow! You had quite a few trees removed. We still have our stumps, they ground them down, but I had to garden around them, wish I had gotten a tractor.
    Glad you got it done will be much easier to garden now. Great Pictures. emoticon emoticon
    1651 days ago
    They really are a pain to deal with and can take way too long to rot away even if you can get them flush to the ground.
    1652 days ago
  • LETHA_
    Great photos! Thanks for sharing. I've got a big old tree in my yard I'd like to take out.
    1652 days ago
    Your pics look familiar ...
    The last couple weeks there have been major changes done at my husbands parents farm next to us.....
    A big old barn and a crib came down
    And a small group of dead trees and a couple
    other misc things.
    Was a HUGE n SAD change for them down there!
    hopefully your change isn't as sad ;-)
    Glad you had your friendly tea there for you :)
    1652 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/15/2013 9:10:20 AM
    1652 days ago
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