Cynthia St. Charles Store

Friday, February 22, 2008

A New Landscape

The wildfire fuels reduction crew arrived yesterday morning. They quickly went to work cutting down all the junipers and cedar trees and shredding them.

Airus said they were "scary" with their loud equipment.

Joe and I worked in the backyard removing dead wood and the smaller junipers. One of the conditions of the grant is that the owners contribute 20% of the fuels removal. We opted to contribute with our labor rather than $$. We wanted to take advantage of the wood chipper that is here - otherwise we would have a disposal challenge. I was running the electric saw for several hours and my arm is kind of sore due to the weight and vibration.

This area is so open now . . . providing a clean slate for some new landscaping. It is going to take some time to get used to this view out the front windows.

1 comment:

Louise in SW Saskatchewan said...

oh my Cynthia, what a change! It will take some time to get used to it, I'm sure. (big hug) I remember when they cut down the dying elms on Main Street it was so heartbreaking to see. One of my neighbors wept when they cut down several on her property, she'd lived with them for over 50 years. Your safety is that important though.