Dad, It’s Cracking


This is what Otto said to Brent over the Talkie Walkie while Brent was checking the herd.  Before he went to the field, Brent was primed with what this comment might pertain to when Zelie came in with a branch and said, ” I pulled the tree down.”


Brent looked at the willow and it looked like there was a problem.  Checked the herd and ran back when Otto said, “it’s going crack, crack, crack.”

Now it turns out Zelie didn’t pull the tree down.  She was holding a branch of another tree.  But, the Willow, well, a large branch gave up yesterday.

With some help, we ( we being Brent and help ), assisted it’s fall.  Not sure where the branch would land, we brought out the big, bad digger to act as a topiary bouncer.


All went well and the chainsaw became wedged.  Boo!


Plan B, Brute Force Ignorance and Heavy Machinery.  Brent whacked a mole.


Then it fell.



The branch was not well.  Now we are curious about the rest of the tree.  It’s a beautiful tree.


The willow, in its current state, seems to be doing the English equivalent of “flipping the bird.”  So something must be done.


Last night, I sat and took in my new surroundings.  The courtyard is very different without this branch.



3 thoughts on “Dad, It’s Cracking

  1. Heartwalk Counseling says:

    Seems as though that provided a huge bit of shade, let alone ambiance . What can I say..we’re all aging, some faster than others. !!! Hi to all. We miss you all twice as much now that we connected with all the kids.

    How old is Lucy ?? We’re hosting 2 students for 3 weeks & one is French. It’s supposed to be total English immersion but I thought a face time conversation with Lucy would be a nice break he’s 16 & very sweet it would seem in that he included a picture of his orange tabby cat along with one of his parents. Ta ta for now much feed the 4 legged’s & winged ones

    Sent from my iPad


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