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After two years, the trees down the hill from our house had already begun to hinder the view from our deck. This encroachment was becoming more bothersome by the month. So, David began cutting trees with a chainsaw. After all, the view is the reason we built our house in this particular place.
We didn’t really want to purchase a chainsaw for something we would only need one for once in a blue moon, but you never realize just how hard hardwood trees are until you either run into one with a truck or try to chop one with an ax. Cutting trees with an ax is insanely difficult. It’s not meant for out of shape food lovers like we are.
David and I got all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed one afternoon and thought that if we hiked down to the bottom of the hill and took turn chopping at one of the bothersome trees with our ax, we could cut it down. WRONG! We only cut a third of the way through a tree about 16-inches in diameter before we had completely given out.
Boy, did we feel like losers when the tree had kicked our butts and still stood there at the end of the day waving its limbs at us. (In our defense, we were beaten from other yard work we had done that day, but still…)
Fortunately, David had a co-worker kind enough to loan him a chainsaw last week. One day after work, he hiked down the hill with that chainsaw in hand. Within an hour he had cut down 5 trees, per my instruction of location from the deck. That chainsaw made short work of cutting trees down.
Looks much better don’t you think?
The weather was very nice that evening. I made a quick supper by making a seasoned Panko breaded chicken, some Mediterranean Couscous and some sautéed zucchini and squash. We ate, enjoyed our reclaimed view and watched the hummingbirds fight over the new feeder.
It was a good day!