A Tree Fell in Our Backyard!
My parents came over to help cut up the tree and clean up. Murphy and Nox had so much fun playing in the tree while we were working on the clean-up (Murphy is here laying down in the tree).
Here's a photo of how lucky we were that the tree didn't actually fall onto the fence. It was quite difficult to get the branch down without damaging the fence.
Here's Murphy in the tree.
Here's the beginning of the stack of firewood.
The branch (trunk?) was pretty large, and the age lines were pretty cool.
Here's a photo of my dad working on cutting up the main part of the branch for firewood.
Here is the increasing stack of firewood:
When the brush was getting thin and the dogs couldn't hide in the tree anymore, the dogs enjoyed chasing and chewing on all sorts of branches:
Here are the dogs romping around the yard and amid the piles of brush:
When the main branch / tree was cut up and we were working on cleaning up the brush. It took awhile to clean up the brush...
But finally we got all the brush piles cleared, and I was finally able to mow the lawn, after about a month!
It's quite a bit of wood!
And here is the stack of brush that we put out on the street for the October brush pick up. The stack is taller than our mailbox and the width of the pile goes from the mailbox to our property line!