This storm has turned me into some crazed blogger who can't stop posting.
I was gong to title this fifty shades of orange and show you the pumpkin muffins I made this morning, using, ahem, local honey from our friends' hive instead of sugar and the pumpkin granola I baked next ( gotta do something with the other 7 ounces of pumpkin, right?) BUT we had a lttle incident in the night that deserves press.
We had a pretty painless storm. The power went out about 11:00pm, just in time for bed and came back on in the middle of the night. Lucky us.
We did though lose one of our leyland cypress trees, all 30 feet of it. It came down between our house and our neighbor Nelda's, leaving a large window into the alley right behind our house and the very unattractive hotel across the street. There had been a beautiful viburnum sweet spice in front of it, this also hit the dust.
But where the states have FEMA, I have GG and GG has a chain saw.
I applied for assistance and she responded, quickly,
The tree is cut up into county approved lengths and is waiting curbside for Friday removal. The viburnum is standing and the questions remains what to do about the other 7 leylands. Some have half of their root ball pulled from the ground and all are leaning to the left. They're planted on a berm so they have a shallow root system.
If we don't have any more high winds we can take a few days and maybe wait for the boys from the farm to come for dinner on the 11th and weigh in on the matter.
You've heard of a barn raising? Anybody want to come to an old fashioned tree removal party?
Any suggestions other that giving GG a well earned muscle relaxer?