Welcome to this week’s update.
Like much of the East coast, we got hit with some snow this week. Over the weekend, we got 6 or 8 inches of snow, then another inch or so of rain. So there wasn’t all that much depth to the snow once the second storm hit. On Tuesday, we got hit with another 5 inches of snow. Since I can’t do any lifting, my wonderful wife and son shoveled the driveway. My son didn’t get to do much with his costume, so he wore the plague doctor mask while shoveling. He said it kept him warm, I think it was because it was odd to do.
At the end of the driveway, we have a huge pine tree. It has been there for a long time and is getting weak. Each time we have a storm, it drops some branches. The weekend storm, it dropped a branch that was about 12″ in diameter. It blocked the driveway and broke my fence. My wife and son cut away the parts of the branch that was blocking the driveway so she could go to work. But I’ll have to get the chainsaw out to cut the rest of it up. We’ve decided that we need to take this tree down. I’ll need to remove the fence along side of it and have someone drop it. Then I’ll cut it up to get rid of it. I can’t see it being too expensive to have them drop a tree.
That’s what’s happened this week on my homestead.