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Working with Friends
May 16, 2015, 8:48 pm
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My pal Duke

My pal Duke

May 16, 2015

Today we worked in the drizzle some, but by noon we had four large cherry trees up ended and laying on the ground. Two of the trees were cut up and loaded onto my trailer. The trees were in the yard of a friend. They were in a bad spot, dropping their abundant cherry fruit into their swimming pool. The birds too dropped stuff…making an ugly mess on new furniture cushions.

I enlisted the help of a friend. I have know this young man since he was seven or eight. He was a home schooled lad who grew up to do anything that he sets his mind too. His skill set amazes me. He can fix anything. He likes all things that have to do with homesteading. He is polite, strong in will, character and body too. He can climb trees like a squirrel and cut trees like a beaver. I needed help for this intense job, close to houses and fences. I called my pal Tice and he came. He and I made short work of the trees.

I also took my hired hands along. They are great help. I got to mentor them and introduce them to a man that they can aspire to be like. They pulled brush, loaded the trailer and helped us secure and pull down the trees. We had a good day. We made a great start to filling the sugarhouse woodshed. It’s been awhile since I swung my chainsaw for the better part of a day. I awakened old muscles…they are not happy. I have to keep telling myself that “pain is weakness being released”… Otherwise, I’d feel like an old fat man  😮

My pal Duke will help me tomorrow. I have plans for the horses. The rain has slowed down field work, but there are still many things to do…just the way I like it!


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His coat looks beautiful all dappled! That’s a sign of good horse management! He’s all muscled up and ready for work!

Comment by Jacklyn

I missed the chainsaw lesson, yet I have a feeling there will be more opportunity for me to try out my MD gift 😉

Comment by Charlie

No worries, chainsaw 101 coming soon! Stay tuned :o)

Comment by Ralph in N.E.Oh.

Thanks JK, you have an eye for good horse flesh!

Comment by Ralph in N.E.Oh.




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