Tuesday, August 19, 2008
tree moving day
Before... a simple patch of boring scrubbyness near the driveway:
Before, a nice happy tree. BUT it's where Java's barn is going. So it's moving day.
The John Deere 2305 is escorting the tree over to it's new location.
After! That was easy, right?! Stepped back congratulating ourselves, proud as can be, and then noticed that I had only one glove on. We think it is with the tree underground now.
That went so well, let's do it again! It's the middle of the day in August, we're not exhausted yet!
During: Oops. the hole we dug is too small. We had to hoist the tree up, and dig more. Tried again, and the hole was still not right, by then, the tree is laying on the driveway, branches dragged everywhere, and the backhoe is on its roots. But we're so exhausted I just want to get this done with. We keep asking about the tree, "think it's going to make it?" we keep saying things like, I hope so, and well, we can prune it waaaay back. I'll eventually put a photo up of what it looks like, when it looks better than it does now.