Friday, January 22, 2021

Just messing around the homeplace…

 Memorable Automobiles from The Past:

I never owned one of these but If I could have had a sports car, thie MG would have been it.

For Today...

I had another good fire in the fire pit today. I moved actually about a ton of ‘wet leaves’. I drug a few loads on my tarp ‘ship’. With leg power then I decided to use the John Deere to drag them the 200 feet out into the woods.

After that I took a break and took a selfie (of my feet):

The last big tree to fall into the picnic area I made a dragon or big snake out of it.

Dead falls in the woods will make firewood.

This was the ladder I screwed to the trees for a ladder up to the ‘Tree House’ (actually just a platform) but the grand's loved it. It has been about 25 years methinks, now they are grown into the trees.

It has been a long time since I spent time out here among the trees once they were dormant. It is sorta a strange feeling to see no oak, dogwood and poplar leaves..

We have lost several trees and this is early winter. I think I have mentioned we have several tall trees that can reach the house.  I could fix the house, but if one hit the coach, that would be an OUCH!


I missed a few trees as I was cutting the ivy vines last year. I got bit by a copperhead doing it last year, but it is easy to see the ones I missed now. The Ivy is still green.

I noticed my split wood pile was a little short, so I decided to see if an 82 year old man could still split wood.

Ready to split:


So yep I can, so I did a few wheelbarrow loads..


PS .  I betcha I sleep well tonight. I hope I lost a pound.


Lisa said...

Wow you have been busy. Cleaning brush and trees will wear you out.
You mentioned an MG. I used to have a while MGB. Loved that little car.


Glenda said...

Nostalgia, LOVE THIS ONE!!! Every.single.word. You've still "GOT IT."
Love from Chobee, Glenda

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You go Jack. That was a job well done. Splitting wood is not easy. Don't over do and keep warm by your fire. At least you don't have to buy any fire wood. When we used to camp, we bought a lot of it.

Chatty Crone said...

Man you are awesome. I love the little ladder out of the tree!

Mevely317 said...

I love how that tree's enveloped the ladder. :)
Temporary as it may be, methinks you've found your happy place. Enjoy!

Dar said...

You're a busy fella. I love to see it and the progress. Careful of the Copperheads and the wood splitting with the mall. What kind of wood are you splitting.? It split so clean and straight. Hemlock isn't so kind but maple splits fairly easily. I love your firepit. We still don't have one at the house after 41 yrs. but we do have a nice one at the cabin so no complaints.
loven'hugs from up north. It's snowing again.but we do need a fresh blanket to keep pipes from freezing.